Dennis Ryan, executive creative director at WPP Group's J. Walter Thompson, Chicago, is leaving the agency and is expected to head creative at the Omnicom shop being built around the $350 million Quaker Oats Co. business, according to executives close to the situation.
Mr. Ryan, 38, has
The PepsiCo-owned Quaker Oats business moved to the new agency from Interpublic Group of Cos.' Foote, Cone & Belding, Chicago, after Interpublic bought FCB's parent True North Communications.
Quaker Oats' defection led to three lawsuits, which last week were settled out of court.
An Omnicom representative declined to comment.