Rob Quish wore many hats in his seven years at JWT: global evp, North American president, head of the agency's specialized communications group and most recently, Atlanta CEO.
The last role, however, came with a wicked commute: Westchester County, New York to Atlanta and back. It was less than ideal for a proud dad and husband. So, after a year of leading JWT Atlanta, Quish is leaving the agency to return to his home base in New York.
In a statement, North American CEO David Eastman described Quish as a "great leader for JWT Atlanta," noting his recruitment of chief creative officer Perry Fair, a Mullen creative leader who joined the agency in January. Top accounts in the office include the U.S. Marine Corps., Transamerica, Scana Energy and the U.S. Virgin Islands.
JWT has launched a search for a new CEO. In the meantime, the agency has promoted management director Marshall Lauck to chief operations officer. Lauck will help manage the agency—along with Fair—until a new CEO is found.
Quish's role also included oversight of JWT's offices in Houston and Dallas. Houston handles Shell and Jiffy Lube, and Dallas serves as a technology hub, providing database management and analytics to marketers.