OLD NAVY CREATIVE DIRECTOR TO STEP DOWN

Dennis Leggett Was With Chain Since Its Start

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NEW YORK (AdAge.com) -- The senior vice president and creative director for Gap Inc.'s Old Navy brand will step down, an Old Navy spokesman said.

Dennis Leggett, a 14-year veteran at Gap,

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joined Old Navy when the chain started 10 years ago. He was in meetings and could not be reached at press time.

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.

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