It looks like Campbell Mithun itself beat us to the punch on this news, but yes, as the IPG-owned agency announced late last Friday, its CEO, Steve Wehrenberg, is leaving come June for a leadership post at University of Minnesota, where he will serve as teaching professor of strategic communication and program director of its Strategic Communication graduate program. It’s familiar territory for Wehrenberg, who’s been teaching at U of MN over the last seven-plus years. The soon-to-be departing CEO, though, will indefinitely serve as a consultant at Campbell Mithun once he leaves his post.
Wehrenberg, who’s been with Campbell Mithun for nearly three decades, has served as its CEO since 2007, when he took over for Jack Rooney. We’ve been told by the agency that an external CEO search is now underway with the goal being to name a successor by summer.