Thompson Elevated at OMD

LOS ANGELES — Omnicom media network OMD USA has named Page Thompson CEO of OMD North America, a new position. He had been chief strategy officer of OMD USA.

In his new position, Thompson will join the worldwide board of OMD and report to Joe Uva, president and CEO of OMD Worldwide. Thompson will oversee all of OMD’s offices in the U.S. and Canada. Succeeding Thompson as OMD USA’s top strategy executive is Monica Karo, managing director of OMD West. Karo will retain her regional responsibilities, adding the chief strategy officer title. Separately, OMD USA’s top buyer, Dan Rank, who held the title managing director of OMD USA, is moving to the seller side, joining Universal Television Group, sources said. A successor to Rank at OMD has yet to be named.