Tucker Forms Dallas Agency

Lori Tucker, head of the Patrice Tanaka & Co. office here, has formed her own agency with the blessing of her former boss.
Both Tucker and Patrice Tanaka, the New York-based chief executive officer of the company, jointly announced last week that Tucker will own and operate a new firm–Tucker & Associates–at the site of the former Tanaka office in Dallas.
“While it’s always a disappointment to have talented employees, much less valued partners, leave the fold, [we] are thrilled for Lori,” said Tanaka in a statement.
Tucker, who was senior vice president and associate creative director under Tanaka, had run the Dallas office since 1992. The two executives did not reveal whether any Tanaka accounts in Dallas would be shifted to Tucker’s operation. –Glen Fest