Who: Matthew J. Harrington What: President, Eastern Region Where: Edelman, New York Why: Harrington is known for his corporate positioning and reputation management expertise, including mergers and acquisitions and IPOs. He runs Edelman’s offices in Atlanta, Miami and New York.
Who: Donna Imperato What: President-CEO Where: Cohn & Wolfe Worldwide, New York Why: Imperato has overseen this WPP Group PR agency’s growth strategy in the U.S. and U.K. Recent account wins include ChevronTexaco, Globus and Digicel.
Who: John Jarvis What: CEO, president and chief creative officer Where: Colle+McVoy, Bloomington, Minn. Why: Jarvis added the CEO title in October. Since then, Colle+McVoy has experienced strong growth, including new clients Northern Tool+Equipment and FEI Women’s Health. In addition, the agency launched Exponent Public Relations.
Who: MaryLee Sachs What: Chairman and director, Worldwide Marketing Communications Practice Where: Hill & Knowlton USA, New York Why: Appointed chairman of H&K USA in March, Sachs is an expert in marketing PR. She helped develop PReci-sion, a measurement model created jointly with WPP Group sibling companies Millward Brown and MindShare.
Who: Elliot Sloane What: CEO Where: Sloane & Co., New York Why: Sloane’s focus on business fundamentals has been the key to his agency’s ongoing success with a range of b-to-b clients (see profile, p. 26).