WPI Appoints New President, CEO

By Erik Oster 

Worldwide Partners Inc (WPI), a global advertising and marketing communications network comprised exclusively of independent agencies, appointed John Harris as its new president and CEO.

Harris is a 15-year Omnicom veteran, previously serving as president of TBWA\Karsh\Hagan Advertising and senior vice president of global shopper marketing agency The Integer Group. While serving in those roles he led accounts for Coors Brewing Company, Procter & Gamble, McDonald’s, TD Ameritrade and American Crew. He has also held positions with Location3 Media and Fresh Produce Sportswear.

Harris replaces Al Moffat, who recently left the position after eleven years to become senior vice president, special projects for The Tombras Group in Knoxville. Moffat arrives at WPI back in 2004, after spending twelve years as president of Moffatt/Rosenthal. Before that he spent two years as senior vice president, general manager with Cole & Weber, following account supervisor stints with Grey San Francisco, Ketchum and Chiat/Day.