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LOWE MOVES QUICKLY TO NAME PRESIDENT

Susan Cantor Promoted to Post After CEO Resignation

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NEW YORK (AdAge.com) -- Interpublic Group of Cos.' Lowe, New York, moved swiftly to fill the void left today by the departure of its CEO.

Susan Cantor was named president today and will

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assume many of the responsibilities handled by the agency's former CEO, Tom Bernardin, who resigned to become CEO of  Leo Burnett USA and president of Leo Burnett Worldwide, part of Publicis Groupe. 

The position of CEO at Lowe will not be filled.

Ms. Cantor, 36, was most recently executive vice president and director of client services, and also oversaw several key Lowe accounts, such as General Motors Corp.'s GMC trucks.

In her new role, she will report to and work with Lowe's chairman and chief creative officer, Gary Goldsmith, who announced several other promotions today:

Robert Laub moves from chief financial officer to chief operating officer; Sal Taibi succeeds Ms. Cantor as director of client services; and Ruth Ayres becomes chief marketing officer from marketing director.

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