FCB/New York chief Taney leaves

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Charlie Taney, 51, chairman of the New York office of Foote, Cone & Belding, will leave the agency at the end of the month to join consultancy Gilbert, Farlie, which will be renamed Gilbert Taney Farlie. FCB Worldwide Chairman Brendan Ryan has been working with Mr. Taney to create a smooth transition. Jeff Tarakajian, 45, was named president-CEO of the New York office in December; at the same time, Tim Elliot, 50, was named managing director. Mr. Taney joined FCB in 1983 when that agency acquired North Castle Partners, where he was a principal. He became president of FCB/New York in 1996, when Mr. Ryan moved to worldwide chairman. Mr. Taney was named chairman of the office last December.

Copyright April 1999, Crain Communications Inc.

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