FCB Names New Exec Team

CHICAGO–With its top Chicago executive negotiating to join its departed Quaker Oats Co. account at Omnicom, according to sources, Foote, Cone & Belding wasted no time in putting in a new management team.

Taking over the shop is managing director Dana Anderson, named president and CEO. Anderson, 47, joined the shop four years ago.

Jonathon Harries, most recently evp, worldwide creative director of global brands, was named worldwide creative director and chairman of the Chicago office. Harries, 48, takes the global creative post from Geoff Thompson, who is retiring at 58.

Bob Dreveny remains FCB Chicago’s executive creative director.

Former FCB Chicago president Brian Williams has been negotiating with Omnicom to take over a new unit, linked to DDB, that would handle all or a portion of the $350 million Quaker and Pepsi business formerly at FCB, according to sources. He resigned from FCB on Thursday, the agency said.

Williams on Thursday declined comment on his deal with Omnicom. Officials at DDB declined comment on the situation.

Pepsi, which purchased Quaker Oats earlier this year, moved the FCB business to Omnicom last week. Omnicom has not yet said where it plans to place the accounts.