CHICAGO -- Barkley Evergreen and Partners president and chief creative officer Brian Brooker is taking on the shop's CEO role, according to the agency. Former CEO Scott Aylward will remain chairman of the Kansas City, Mo., shop.
Aylward, who was the agency's president when he became CEO in February 2001, will continue to manage the agency's largest account, Sonic Drive-Ins. Brooker joined the agency from GSD&M in Austin, Texas., two years ago.
BE&P claims more than $310 million in billings from clients such as Sonic, Payless ShoeSource and Citgo.