Thomas Upped to CEO of Frankel

CHICAGO — Publicis Groupe promotions marketer Frankel promoted Dick Thomas to president and CEO. Thomas had led the Chicago-based company’s new business efforts and working on its direct, database and digital marketing business.

Thomas will report to Jim Mack, who remains group chairman of Frankel. In his position, Mack will oversee Frankel and its subsidiaries Creative Arm, Asterisk and Marketing Events. “Dick has a proven track record of developing business, recognizing trends in the marketplace and translating those trends into growth opportunities,” Mack said in a statement.

Thomas joined Frankel in 1993 as a vice president of business development. He most recently was an executive vice president responsible for two of the agency’s subsidiaries. Prior to joining Frankel he worked at Donnelly Marketing and Johnson & Johnson.