Hill-Holliday San Francisco Names New President

SAN FRANCISCO__ Hill, Holliday, Connors, Cosmopolus here has named former J. Walter Thompson exec John Geoghegan president, according to sources.

Sources said a contract has been signed and Geoghegan will start in several weeks. Geoghegan, 44, was general manager at JWT San until March 1997, working on the Sun Microsystems, Sunsweet Prunes and Baby Ruth and Butterfingers accounts.

When Geoghegan left JWT, he took the position of CEO of CareGuide.com. a San Francisco-based resource for childcare and eldercare services.

The president’s post at Hill, Holliday was vacated in July when Nancy Hill moved to the agency’s New York office to work as managing partner and oversee part of the Verizon business. Geoghegan could not be reached for comment.