Acosta Names New President and CEO

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Acosta has named Steve Matthesen president and chief executive officer, succeeding Robert Hill, who will become vice chair of the board of directors, effective September 6. Matthesen joins Acosta from The Nielsen Company, where he most recently served as president of Global Retail.

Prior to joining Nielsen, Matthesen was a partner at The Boston Consulting Group where he collaborated with leading CPG companies to develop and execute growth strategies. He also served in the U.S. Air Force at the Space and Missile Systems Center. He has an MBA from The Wharton School at the University of Pennsylvania, a master's degree in computer engineering from the University of Southern California, and a Bachelor of Science from Duke University.

"It's a privilege to be selected to serve as Acosta's next president and CEO," Matthesen says. "With a rich history of almost 90 years of excellence -- and the vast opportunities for continued growth and partnerships -- I am excited to join this talented team, and I look forward to bringing my leadership in consumer behavior and trends to Acosta's growing portfolio of clients and customers."

Based in Jacksonville, Fla., Acosta is a national full-service sales and marketing agency in the consumer packaged goods (CPG) industry.   

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