Dennis Leggett, a 14-year veteran at Gap,
The spokesman said Mr. Leggett is working on a summer campaign for the retailer and will stay on through Old Navy's transition to its first outside ad agency.
Since Old Navy's launch in 1994, advertising has been handled in-house under Mr. Leggett. Mr. Leggett reports to Susan Wayne, Old Navy's executive vice president of marketing. Ms. Wayne joined the Gap brand in June 2003.
The $150 million agency search was recently narrowed to Havas' Euro RSCG MVBMS, New York; WPP Group's J. Walter Thompson, New York; and Interpublic Group of Cos.' Deutsch, Los Angeles.
A decision is expected in mid-April.