Dudreck to Direct Accounts at Burnett

CHICAGO Leo Burnett has promoted Tom Dudreck, who has been managing the agency’s worldwide Philip Morris account, to director of account management.

The position had been vacant since 1998, when Jim Thompson retired. A 28-year veteran of the agency, Dudreck, 49, will continue to manage the Philip Morris business as well as oversee the agency’s account department. He will report to worldwide CEO Linda Wolf and U.S. chairman and chief creative officer Cheryl Berman.

“Tom is a true expert at managing accounts and working with clients,” said Berman in a statement. “He is an experienced leader who inspires others across the agency.”

The Chicago agency is continuing to revamp its top management ranks in the wake of worldwide president Bob Brennan’s departure in October. Since Brennan left Burnett, the shop has added Ben Kline as chief marketing officer and announced plans to fold its high-tech boutique LB Works into the main agency.