Anita Davis
Jan 21, 2010

Brien to replace Dooner as McCann Worldgroup head

GLOBAL - Worldwide CEO of Mediabrands Nick Brien (pictured) has been appointed CEO of McCann Worldgroup, succeeding John Dooner, Jr., who will assume the role of executive chairman until the end of the year to facilitate the transition.

The appointment, expected to be announced globally today, ends speculation of who will lead the Interpublic Group network. The move will be effective 1 April and comes three years after Dooner first floated his intentions to leave the company by 2010.

“I am delighted to announce that effective April 1, 2010, my succession plan will be complete and Nick Brien will become the new CEO of McCann Worldgroup,” Dooner said in an internal statement. “The...

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