Interpublic Group of Cos.' McCann Worldgroup announced several more changes to its leadership team following the recent appointment of Bill Kolb as its new chairman and CEO.
Grant Theron has been promoted to CEO of Commonwealth//McCann, the agency's dedicated Chevrolet unit that was previously headed by Kolb. Theron was formerly global chief operating officer of the unit, as well as of McCann Worldgroup's global General Motors business. Theron will now lead Commonwealth//McCann's global team and continue overseeing the global General Motors account, the scope of which the agency network said includes advertising, CRM, promotional, digital marketing, production, analytics and other marketing communications assignments.
McCann New York Co-Chief Creative Officers Sean Bryan and Tom Murphy have been elevated to co-chief creative officers of North America. They retain creative oversight of the New York office and replace Eric Silver, who has been the regional chief creative officer of North America since 2015. A McCann spokesperson confirmed that Silver has left the agency to pursue another unspecified opportunity.
Veronica Bertran, managing director of dedicated Mastercard unit McCann XBC, has been promoted to chief client officer of North America. Bertran will continue leading Mastercard while overseeing all of McCann’s clients across North America. Finally, Group Account Director Chioma Aduba becomes executive VP and head of business leadership for McCann New York. McCann said Aduba adds operational oversight over McCann New York’s client leadership teams.