Schweitzer Takes JWT Presidency

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NEW YORK – As expected, (ADWEEK Jan. 4), J. Walter Thompson Company chairman and chief executive Burt Manning last week named vice chairman of agency operations Peter Schweitzer president and chief operating officer of the worldwide company, cementing his position as the likely successor to Manning, who is 62.
Asked if Schweitzer will definitely succeed him, Manning said, ‘It would be logical, that’s all I can say.

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