DDB North America CEO Justin Thomas-Copeland is expected to step down from the role he assumed in 2020, Ad Age has learned.
“My vision was to accelerate the transformation of the North America DDB network into a future-forward integrated creative powerhouse. I am deciding to leave after delivering consecutive years of growth and receiving wide industry recognition for the efforts of the team,” Thomas-Copeland said in a statement shared with Ad Age. “We have built new capabilities, won new clients and our creativity continues to broaden. I am proud that our team has advanced DDB North America, which is set up to continue to do great things.”
The news follows other recent departures from DDB’s North America offices. In March, it was reported that DDB New York President Darla Price would be taking on a new role as president of Ogilvy New York. In October, DDB Chicago CEO Andrea Diquez was appointed the first global CEO of Gut. Sandra Alfaro was named DDB Chicago’s president shortly after. Both Price and Diquez were lauded hires made by Thomas-Copeland.