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Foote, Cone & Belding Worldwide is advertising its global aspirations by expanding its board.

FCB added 11 new directors, including managers of its regional operations outside the U.S., as well as top executives from marketing strategy, direct marketing, media and healthcare communications disciplines.

The new appointments represent FCB's change to a more global company, said Brendan Ryan, chairman-CEO of the New York-based worldwide agency. During the last two years, FCB has added direct and healthcare capabilities, as well as expanding sharply overseas, including more than doubling its international healthcare network to 25 overseas offices, he said.


"What you get in one room is every area of the world, every discipline, every department of the agency is represented," Mr. Ryan said. "It becomes very easy to talk about global business."

The new directors are Ben Barnes, president-CEO of FCB/Asia-Pacific; Mike Bosman, group chief executive, FCB/Africa; Tina Cohoe, chief creative officer, FCB Direct Worldwide, and president of FCB Direct, New York; Tony Douglas, chairman and regional director, FCB/Europe; Jonathan Harries, executive creative director of FCB's Chicago office; Scott Hollingsworth, president-CEO of FCB/Latin America; John Loden, president-CEO of FCB Healthcare and president, FCB Healthworks; Stewart Pearson, chief operating officer of FCB Direct; Janet Pines, exec VP-director of competitive strategy and proprietary techniques at the agency; Brian Williams, president, FCB, Chicago; and Fred Wray, worldwide head of media and president of TN Media.

They join Mr. Ryan and FCB worldwide President Ron Bess; FCB, San Francisco, President Jack Boland; Laura Caffrey, FCB worldwide exec VP; Ed Harrigan, agency chief financial officer; Harry Reid, president of FCB International; Charley Tanney, president of FCB, New York; and Geoff Thompson, the agency's worldwide creative director.

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