|Tom Bernadin takes over Leo Burnett Worldwide on May 1 as Linda Wolf retires.
LOWE CEO TOM BERNARDIN TO HEAD LEO BURNETT USA
Worldwide CFO, Regional Presidents Also Named in Reorganization
Mr. Bernardin, president of Publicis Groupe’s Burnett Worldwide and CEO of U.S. operations, takes the top post effective May 1. He was heir apparent since he was hired last February. Ms. Wolf is retiring after 25 years at Burnett
Mr. Bernardin previously was CEO of Bozell, New York. He took the reins of Lowe, New York, when that agency absorbed Bozell. Both agencies were part of Interpublic Group of Cos.
"I have complete confidence in Tom’s ability to lead what is one of the world’s best agency networks towards continued success," Ms. Wolf said.