Smiles named senior VP at Leo Burnett

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Leo Burnett USA, Chicago, promoted Kate Smiles to senior VP-director of project management. Ms. Smiles, 47, was brought on in March as project director to oversee the agency's project-management office, a pilot program aiming to extend traditional project management into the creative process. Ms. Smiles' new title reflects the extended role she assumes as Leo Burnett rolls out the project management office to the rest of the agency. Ms. Smiles joined Burnett from Ogilvy & Mather, Chicago, where she was senior partner-director of agency services.

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