Mithun Hires Rooney as President

CHICAGO Campbell Mithun has hired former Miller Brewing marketing executive Jack Rooney as president of the Interpublic Group agency, effective September 15.

Rooney takes the title from Les Mouser, who will remain CEO of the $1 billion agency. Rooney has 24 years of marketing experience. Most recently he was evp of client management at Omnicom’s event marketing company GMR Marketing in Milwaukee. Prior to that he led the global BP Amoco account for WPP Group’s Ogilvy & Mather in Chicago. Prior to Ogilvy, he was vice president of marketing for Miller Brewing in Milwaukee. He also had stints at San Francisco agencies Leagas Delaney and Foote Cone & Belding.

“Jack is a great addition to the Campbell Mithun team,” said Mouser in a statement. “His career and expertise working with and for some of America’s best known and most successful brands is an ideal complement to what we, as an agency, have been doing for more than 70 years—building American icon brands.”

Rooney, 46, will report to Mouser, 51. The shop is still searching for a top creative executive.