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Recruitment company Korn/Ferry International, New York, has been contacting agency executives about the open North American CEO post at Bates Worldwide. William Whitehead, who was promoted to president-chief operating officer of Bates Worldwide earlier this year, previously held those duties.

Robert J. Nugent, president-CEO of Jack in the Box Corp.,San Diego, will become add the chairman title Feb. 23 when current Chairman Jack W. Goodall retires. Mr. Nugent, 59, succeeded Mr. Goodall, 62, as president-CEO of the fast-food restaurant chain April 1, 1996. Also, Kenneth R. Williams, 58, will become president-chief operating officer Feb. 23., from execVP-marketing and operations.

Howard Portrate, 42, exec VP-managing director on the Sun Microsystem business at Lowe Lintas & Partners, San Francisco, will move to the New York office to head up the United Parcel Service account, a new position.

Steve Feuling, 39, to chief marketing officer, a new post at BlueLight.com from VP-product and marketing, Achieva.com.

Copyright November 2000, Crain Communications Inc.

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