Grey Global Group
Board size: 4
Board insiders: 1
Number of meetings in 2000: 5
Fact: Three-fourths of the directors are outsiders-but it's only a four-member board. The one insider, CEO Ed Meyer, controls a majority of voting stock.
Edward H. Meyer: Chairman-president-CEO. On board since 1961. Also director of Ethan Allen Interiors and Harman International Industries.
Victor J. Barnett: Former Chairman, Burberry Ltd.
Mark N. Kaplan: Of counsel, Skadden, Arps, Slate, Meagher & Flom. Skadden Arps provides some legal services to Grey.
Richard Reiss: Chairman, Georgica Advisors Jr., a private investment fund.
Interpublic Group of Cos.
Board size: 9
Board insiders: 2
Number of meetings in 2000: 10
Fact: Before the Feb. 11 move to drop four insiders from its board, Interpublic's inside-to-outside directors ratio was the same as rival Omnicom Group's: 50/50.
John J. Dooner Jr.: Chairman-president-CEO.
Sean F. Orr: Exec VP-chief financial officer.
FRANK J. BORELLI: Former chief financial officer, Marsh & McLennan.
REGINALD K. BRACK: Former chairman-CEO, Time Inc.
JILL M. CONSIDINE: Chairman-CEO, Depository Trust & Clearing Co.
RICHARD A. GOLDSTEIN: Chairman-CEO, International Flavors & Fragrances. Former high-ranking Unilever executive.
H. JOHN GREENIAUS: Former Nabisco chairman-CEO. True North board member who joined Interpublic board after 2001 acquisition.
MICHAEL I. ROTH: MONY Group chairman-CEO. New member. Interpublic's Lowe formerly handled MONY advertising.
J. PHILLIP SAMPER: Managing director, Gabriel Venture Partners. Former senior executive at Cray Research, Sun Microsystems and Eastman Kodak Co.
Board size: 18
Board insiders: 9
Number of meetings in 2000: 5
Fact: Agency company most lauded by Wall Street has least shareholder-friendly board, with nine insiders.
Bernard Brochand: Vice chairman, DDB Worldwide.
Bruce Crawford: Chairman. Also on board of Advo.
James A. Cannon: Vice chairman-chief financial officer, BBDO Worldwide.
Jean-Marie Dru: President-CEO, TBWA Worldwide.
Michael Greenlees: Exec VP. Former chairman-CEO of GGT, bought in 1998.
Thomas L. Harrison: Chairman-CEO, Diversified Agency Services.
Keith L. Reinhard: Chairman, DDB Worldwide.
Allen Rosenshine: Chairman-CEO, BBDO Worldwide.
John D. Wren: President-CEO.
Richard I. Beattie: Chairman of executive committee, Simpson Thacher & Bartlett, a law firm.
Robert J. Callander: Retired vice chairman, Chemical Banking Corp.
Leonard S. Coleman Jr.: Senior adviser, Major League Baseball. Former president, National League. Director of Cendant Corp.
Susan S. Denison: Partner, Cheyenne Group, an executive recruiter. Former exec VP at Madison Square Garden.
Peter Foy: Chairman, Whitehead Mann Group, a search firm. Retired chairman, ING Barings. Director of PepsiCo, a key Omnicom client.
John R. Murphy: Vice chairman, National Geographic Society.
John R. Purcell: Chairman-CEO, Grenadier Associates, an investment firm. Director of Bausch & Lomb.
Linda Johnson Rice: President-chief operating officer, Johnson Publishing Co. On board of Bausch & Lomb, Kimberly-Clark Corp.
Gary L. Roubos: Retired chairman, Dover Corp., an industrial conglomerate.
Board size: 15
Board insiders: 4
Number of meetings in 2001: 7
Fact: Brian Brooks, who has agreed to join Interpublic next year as head of human resources, still sits on WPP's board.
Brian Brooks: Chief human resources officer.
Paul Richardson: Group finance director.
Eric Salama: Group director of strategy and chief executive, wpp.com.
Martin Sorrell: Group chief executive. Bought into Wire & Plastic Products, a maker of supermarket carts and baskets, in 1986, using it as vehicle to build advertising group.
Jeremy Bullmore: Appointed director in 1988 after 33 years at J. Walter Thompson, London, the last 11 as chairman; WPP bought JWT in 1987.
Esther Dyson: Non-executive chairman of wpp.com. Chairman of EDventure Holdings, an information technology and new-media company.
F. Warren Hellman: Chairman of Hellman & Friedman, a private investment company. Joined board in September 2000 with acquisition of Young & Rubicam, in which Hellman & Friedman was an investor.
Masao Inagaki: Chairman-CEO of Asatsu-DK Inc., a WPP shareholder and Japanese agency in which WPP owns a minority stake. Messrs. Sorrell and Inagaki sit on each other's boards.
John Jackson: Chairman of Hilton Group.
Michael H. Jordan: Executive chairman of Clariti Telecommunications International and eOriginal. Was chairman of Luminant Worldwide Corp., in which Young & Rubicam and then WPP owned a major stake; interactive shop filed for bankruptcy in December. Former chairman-CEO of CBS Corp. On boards of Aetna and Dell Computer Corp. Joined WPP board in September 2000 with Y&R acquisition.
Philip Lader: Non-executive chairman. Joined board in February 2001 as chairman. Former U.S. ambassador to U.K.
Christopher Lewinton: Former chief executive of Wilkinson Sword Group. Joined board in September 2000 with Y&R acquisition.
Christopher Mackenzie: President, chief executive and deputy chairman of TrizecHahn Corp., a real estate company.
Stanley Morten: Private investor focused on biotechnology.
John Quelch: Dean of London Business School and former marketing professor at Harvard Business School.
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