Susan Gianinno resigned as CEO of J. Walter Thompson USA, New York. Chris Jones, CEO of parent J. Walter Thompson Co., said Ms. Gianinno is leaving effective immediately "by mutual consent." No successor was named. The agency's New York management team is assuming her duties in the interim. Ms. Gianinno earlier denied a report that she was speaking to Wells BDDP CEO Frank Assumma about joining Wells. At the time, she said she was not looking at other agencies and had no desire to leave JWT
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