OMD MANAGING DIRECTOR TO JUMP TO UNIVERSAL TV GROUP

Dan Rank Prepares to Take Position as Senior Sales Executive

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NEW YORK (AdAge.com) -- In a surprise move, Dan Rank, managing director at Omnicom Group media firm OMD USA, New York, is nearing an agreement to take a senior sales post with Universal Television Group, parent of USA Network and the Sci Fi Channel, according to media buying and selling executives.  

Mr. Rank will be switching to the media sales side after years as a senior executive in the national broadcast buying community. He will be based in Chicago.

Mr. Rank, a Midwesterner who spent time at Omnicom's DDB Needham, in Chicago, declined comment. A spokesman for Universal Television had no comment.

A call to an OMD spokeswoman was not immediately returned.

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