LOS ANGELES, Nov. 7, 2016 /PRNewswire/ -- Haven Tower Group, LLC ("Haven Tower"), a strategic public relations agency focused on the retail financial services industry, today announced that Ruth Papazian has been named the firm's Chairman. Ms. Papazian, who joins Haven Tower on the firm's five-year anniversary, is an industry veteran with over 30 years of leadership experience across a range of senior marketing and business development roles in the financial services sector. In this newly created role, Ms. Papazian will work closely with Haven Tower's President and Managing Partner, Joseph Kuo, to develop and implement the firm's next five year growth plan, provide consultative marketing advice to a select group of Haven Tower clients and help to assemble and lead a new Board of Advisors for the firm, comprised of industry leaders who will collectively provide strategic guidance to Haven Tower in support of the firm's growth vision. Mr. Kuo will continue to lead Haven Tower in his current role, with day-to-day oversight of the firm and its client relationships. Commenting on the addition of Ms. Papazian to Haven Tower, Joseph Kuo said, "I'm incredibly excited to partner with Ruth Papazian, who has been not only a colleague and a client, but also a personal friend and trusted advisor for many years. Ruth's experience, together with her unique capabilities to lead, inspire trust and plan strategically, make her the ideal addition to our organization as we move forward with the next chapter of our growth plans. On behalf of the professionals on the Haven Tower team, we are delighted to welcome Ruth to our firm." Most recently, Ms. Papazian served as Chief Marketing Officer and Head of Business Development at HD Vest Financial Services, a leading independent broker-dealer supporting nearly 4,500 financial advisors across the country. While at HD Vest, Ms. Papazian was part of a senior leadership team that successfully grew and sold the firm in late 2015 from private equity and HD Vest management ownership to Blucora, Inc., a leading provider of technology-enabled financial solutions to consumers, small businesses and tax professionals.