Arnold has been searching for a president for its New York operation for a few months, following the appointment of Fran Kelly to president-CEO of Arnold's U.S. operations. He had been overseeing New York operations since the departure of Mary Baglivo to Saatchi & Saatchi in 2004 and splitting his time between New York and Boston, where the agency is headquartered.
Joined Y&R in 2004
Ms. Maroun joined Y&R in July 2004. A veteran of WPP's Grey Worldwide in South Africa, and also Omnicom Group's TBWA/Chiat/Day, New York, where she was president and managing director, Ms. Maroun had run a consulting business, Combustion, as well as a small advertising firm, Love Collective, immediately prior to joining Y&R.
Though Ms. Maroun was Y&R North America's managing partner, as the the agency's needs changed and her superiors shuffled management duties, she focused largely on activities within Y&R's New York office.
Gord McLean, CEO, Y&R North America, said an announcement regarding a successor to Ms. Maroun will be made "imminently."
At Arnold, Ms. Maroun will run an office that has shown some new-business momentum of late, having picked up work from marketers like Hershey Co. and Lee Jeans. The move reunites Ms. Maroun with Chief Creative Officer-Managing Partner John Staffen. The pair had worked together at TBWA.