Fabrizi Takes Reins of MARC USA

CHICAGO Michele Fabrizi has taken over direct responsibility of MARC USA’s six advertising offices as president and CEO of the Pittsburgh-based shop’s newly named advertising and integrated marketing communications group.

Fabrizi, 50, was previously president and CEO of MARC’s Pittsburgh office. She and the presidents of the other MARC offices reported to MARC chairman Tony Bucci. They now report to her, while she continues to report to Bucci, an agency representative said.

Fabrizi, who is in her 22d year at the agency, will continue to oversee the Pittsburgh operation directly.

MARC, which claims $425 million in annual billings, has grown through acquisition, and the move is part of the plan to standardize processes throughout the network, a representative said. Other MARC offices are in Chicago, Indianapolis, Dallas, Miami and Orlando, Fla.