Lowe N.Y. CEO to Depart

NEW YORK Susan Cantor is leaving her post as CEO of Lowe in New York, effective this month, the agency said.

No successor has yet been named.

Cantor has been with the agency for 11 years. She joined Ammirati & Puris (a predecessor agency to Lowe) in 1994 and was named director of client services in November 2002. She became president of the agency in 2004, and moved up to the CEO post in 2005.

“We appreciate all that Susan has done for the agency, and wish her the best in her future endeavors,” said Mark Wnek, chairman and chief creative officer of Lowe New York, in a statement.

“I am proud of my accomplishments at Lowe over the last decade, but I believe that now is the time for me to seek new challenges. There are a number of entrepreneurial opportunities that have been presented to me, including an opportunity at an idea engineering company, that I can’t refuse. I believe now is the time, after 17 years in traditional advertising, to try my hand at something new,” said Cantor.

Lowe is a unit of the Interpublic Group.

—Adweek staff report