Sennott Exits Lowe Lintas, Retires

Michael Sennott, a veteran account handler at McCann-Erickson who spent the last two years as Frank Lowe’s No. 2 at Lowe Lintas & Partners, is retiring after more than 30 years.

Interpublic Group of Cos. CEO John Dooner shared the news of Sennott’s departure at a recent meeting of his executive committee gathered in Florida. “Michael Sennott and I have worked together for over 20 years,” he said. “It is a rarity in life when you meet somebody with such extraordinary insight and intellect, who is just a great human being.”

Sennott will remain available to the agency as a consultant after he leaves in December. Sennott could not be reached.

His retirement was not unexpected, since a recent reorganization of IPG into four stand-alone networks left him with an undefined role in The Partnership. And Sennott, by his own admission, had a limited timeframe in mind when he became vice chairman of the newly formed Lowe Lintas in late 1999.

During his tenure at McCann, Sennott held several senior posts, including director of worldwide accounts and regional director of Europe, Africa and the Middle East. In January 1998, he moved up into McCann WorldGroup.

At Lowe Lintas, Sennott brought his experience to bear on clients such as General Motors and Verizon.