Mcgarrybowen Taps Chicago Managing Director

NEW YORK Mcgarrybowen has filled its managing partner slot in Chicago with Timothy Scott, a global business director at DDB.

Scott fills the vacancy left by the July 2008 exit of Adrian Keevil. He previously worked in the Chicago office of Omnicom Group’s DDB on clients such as Wrigley and Kraft Foods.

At Dentsu’s mcgarrybowen, Scott will oversee an office of more than 25 staffers and partner with co-executive creative directors Ned Crowley and Jonathan Moore. The office’s clients include Kraft and Disney.

“Tim will be instrumental in developing our office with his deep understanding of the Chicago marketplace and well-established track record of building clients’ brands,” said mcgarrybowen CEO John McGarry, to whom Scott reports.

Scott spent about two years at DDB. Before that, he was a group management director at Interpublic Group’s Draftfcb in Chicago, where he also worked on Kraft. Earlier in his career, he managed accounts at WPP Group’s JWT in Chicago.

Mcgarrybowen opened its Chicago office in 2007 after hiring Crowley and Moore, former ecds at crosstown shop Leo Burnett, a unit of Publicis Groupe.