NEW YORK: Tim Fry, global technology practice chair at Weber Shandwick, has left the agency after nearly 18 years.
"Over the years, [Fry] has made a significant contribution to the firm, from his early work in our Seattle office to, more recently, in his role as tech practice lead, based out of New York," said a statement that was sent to staffers at Weber earlier this week. "We wish [Fry] well as he moves on."
Fry, who was promoted to his most recent position last January, joined the Interpublic Group firm in 1996 as a client relationship leader, according to his LinkedIn profile. He was not immediately available for comment.
When he became global tech practice leader, Fry spent considerable time in Northern California to boost the firm’s presence in the region. In the past year, he moved to Weber’s New York office.
Prior to leading the global tech practice, Fry served as GM of the Seattle office from 2010 to 2013. Before that, he was EVP at Weber.
On Tuesday, Weber Shandwick announced the appointment of Lee Noonan, previously with Havas Worldwide, to global chief technology officer. Noonan will report to Craig Smith, chief information officer of IPG's Constituency Management Group, and Weber COO Frank Okunak.
Noonan most recently served as VP of technology and project management at Havas Worldwide Digital.
In addition to Noonan, Weber hired Luca Penati, former MD of content and social at Ogilvy West, to serve as GM of San Francisco and Silicon Valley and Mediaco leader for the Western region. Penati will report to Sara Gavin, president of North America at Weber, as well as Medicao global lead Jason Wellcome.
He succeeds Brad Williams, who served as acting GM of Weber's Northern California operations. Williams will continue working at the firm as a leader in the North America tech practice.
Watch: PRWeek sat down with Fry in June.