San Antonio, Texas—Direct marketing company Harte-Hanks has named Robert Philpott president-CEO and Christopher Harte chairman. They succeed to duties held by Larry Franklin, who has been the company's chairman and president-CEO since January 2009.
Franklin, who will retire June 30, will remain on the board, the company said in a statement.
Philpott was most recently a member of the board at Aegis Group. He also was CEO of Synovate, a global market research firm, from 2009 until shortly after its sale to Ipsos in 2011.
Harte has been on the company's board since 1993.