EURO RSCG TO HIRE FORMER VICE CHAIRMAN OF Y&R

Ron Bess to Replace Euro's Gary Epstein

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CHICAGO (AdAge.com) -- Euro RSCG Worldwide is set to hire former Young & Rubicam vice chairman Ron Bess to run its Chicago office, according to an executive familiar with the situation.

Mr. Bess will replace CEO Gary Epstein,

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Was Vice Chairman for Integration, Business Development
who was slated to leave at the end of June.

An announcement is expected later this week.

A Euro RSCG spokeswoman in Chicago declined comment. Euro RSCG is part of French holding company Havas.

Mr. Bess left WPP Group's Young & Rubicam, New York, last fall as vice chairman for integration and business development; before that was chairman and CEO of the office. A veteran of the Chicago ad world, he was a partner at Bayer Bess & Vanderwarker, now part of Interpublic Group of Cos.' Foote Cone & Belding.

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