Beers is back

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Charlotte Beers rejoins J. Walter Thompson Worldwide as chairman, working with Chris Jones who relinquishes that part of his title and continues as CEO. Ms. Beers, who began her career at JWT in Chicago in 1972, retired in 1987 as chairman and CEO of Ogilvy & Mather, JWT's sister agency under the WPP Group umbrella. In a statement, the two executives traded compliments; Mr. Jones said, "She is just the partner that I want to take Thompson to the next level." Ms. Beers said, "I found the idea of working with the exceptionally talented Chris Jones irresistible."

Copyright March 1999, Crain Communications Inc.

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