Bcom3 announces new agency leaders

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Bcom3 Group, Chicago, named numerous promotions, most notably Linda Wolf, 52, who will become the first female chairman-CEO of Leo Burnett Worldwide, from CEO, Leo Burnett USA. The announcement ended rumors over who would succeed Roger Haupt, CEO of BCom3, as he focuses on running the holding company. The chairman title was previously held by Richard Fizdale, 61, who remains vice chairman of Bcom3. Another surprise was the move of Robert C. Brennan, 41, to president of Leo Burnett Worldwide, from chief operating officer of Starcom MediaVest Group. He has been credited with making Starcom a major player in the media world. Stephen J. Gatfield, 42, will become chief operating officer of Leo Burnett Worldwide, from group president, Leo Burnett Asia/Pacific. Succeeding Mr. Gatfield will be Richard Pinder, 36, as regional managing director, from regional director, Leo Burnett Southeast Asia and Greater China.

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