For the past year, Mr. Heekin, 49, has served as exec VP of McCann-Erickson Worldwide and regional director of Europe/Africa/Middle East. From 1993 to 1998, he had been president of McCann's North American operations. Mr. Heekin will become the eighth worldwide CEO of McCann-Erickson. Before joining McCann in 1993, Mr. Heekin was general manager of the New York office of J. Walter Thompson USA.
Mr. Dooner, 50, said the McCann agency needed a CEO focused solely on its business. He added he will remain heavily involved with the agency but noted his own responsibilities had expanded significantly since the McCann-Erickson WorldGroup was established in 1997.
Copyright June 1999, Crain Communications Inc.