Bcom3's Rick Fizdale to retire

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Rick Fizdale, 61, vice chairman of Bcom3 Group and chairman of Leo Burnett Worldwide, will retire effective Dec. 31. He will remain on the BCom3 board as vice chairman. As announced last month, Linda Wolf, incoming chairman-CEO of Leo Burnett Worldwide, will succeed Mr. Fizdale as she assumes the post Jan. 1, 2001. "I knew I wanted to retire for some time and now is the right time at the end of the year,'' said Mr. Fizdale, who industry observers said he wouldn't likely retire anytime soon. "I will always be available to give [BCom3 CEO] Roger Haupt my best advise as long as he will seek it.'' Mr. Fizdale said he plans to spend more time with his two young daughters and is considering going back to school. "The continuing education, great books program at the University of Chicago seems exciting,'' he said.

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Copyright November 2000, Crain Communications Inc.

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