Heekin Dismissed as McCann-Erickson WorldGroup CEO

NEW YORK Interpublic Group CEO John Dooner fired McCann-Erickson WorldGroup worldwide CEO Jim Heekin Wednesday night, sources said.

Dooner is expected to return to WorldGroup to replace Heekin in the top slot. Dooner’s planned exit from IPG opens the door for holding company vice chairman David Bell to become IPG’s CEO–a move the board is contemplating during a meeting on Thursday.

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