Peter Sherman has made a big impression in just four months as CEO of JWT's New York office—so much so that he has now been promoted.
Sherman assumes the role of North American CEO, succeeding David Eastman, who's leaving the agency after five years. At the same time, a key account leader, Claire Capeci, has become managing director of New York.
Previously, Capeci was a global business director on accounts such as Macy's and Energizer. She'll continue to lead those accounts as she adds oversight of the New York headquarters.
Likewise, Sherman will continue to play a leading role in New York, even as he picks up responsibilities for JWT's offices in Atlanta, Chicago and Toronto. As with Eastman, he's also responsible for specialty units such as Digitaria and JWT Inside.
Sherman's promotion comes in the wake of several New York wins, including Energizer's personal care business (which shifted out of fellow WPP agency Grey, as it conflicted with new client Gillette), Google and Puma.
JWT global CEO Bob Jeffrey said Sherman's broader role stems from his "drive and effective leadership," adding, "Peter has the right mix of dedication and creativity."
Before JWT, Sherman led Europe for Omnicom Group's BBDO. JWT recruited him in June.