Beard set to retire, Dooner to join IPG

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Eugene Beard, 64, vice chairman-finance and operations for Interpublic Group of Cos., is expected to retire by the end of March. Mr. Beard was chief financial officer until May, when Sean Orr, 45, succeeded him. He reports to Mr. Beard. John J. Dooner Jr., 51, now worldwide chairman-CEO of IPG's McCann-Erickson Worldwide, is expected to move to IPG as president near the time of Mr. Beard's retirement.

Copyright February 2000, Crain Communications Inc.

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