Kendall to Resign from Boston Idea Group

BOSTON — Bethany Kendall on Friday said she is resigning as president of the Boston Idea Group, effective July 12, in order to explore her “personal options for the future.”

Kendall had been with the industry trade association, formerly know as the Ad Club of Greater Boston, for nearly five years. Jim Fitts, a former partner in Boston agency Clarke Goward, will serve as interim president while the board seeks a replacement. Boston Idea Group is one of the nation’s oldest and largest advertising and communications trade organizations, and sponsors the annual Francis W. Hatch Awards for creative excellence among New Engand agencies and clients.