NEWS: GCI steps up its hunt for a group chief executive

Six months after Jack Bergen quit as worldwide chief executive of GCI Group, the hunt is on for his successor.

Six months after Jack Bergen quit as worldwide chief executive of GCI

Group, the hunt is on for his successor.



Ed Meyer, chairman of parent company Grey Advertising, told PR Week: ‘We

are seeking to restructure the top management - it will be done in the

next two to three months.’



He added that the firm had briefed a management consultancy to assess

the situation and act as headhunters. ‘The search is underway in a

professional way,’ he told PR Week.



Bergen quit the agency, the tenth largest in the world with fee income

of more than dollars 40 million, in January to take the top in-house job

at Westinghouse Electric Corporation.



Since then the agency has been run by a three-strong executive board:

GCI European chairman Jerome Lascombe, APCO Associates chief executive

Margery Kraus and GCI New York managing director Valerie Di Maria, with

little effort made to find a permanent replacement for Bergen.



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