Y&R Shuffles Deck

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Kary McIlwain said she plans to keep the focus on Young & Rubicam Chicago’s creative output in her new post as CEO of the office.

McIlwain, 42, former COO of Y&R Chicago, will retain her role as senior manager on the shop’s key Sears, Roebuck and Co. account and said she has no plans for major changes at the agency.

“We put the train on the right track 18 months ago, and we’re still on the right track,” McIlwain said.

Howard Breen, who had led the shop, was promoted to chairman and CEO of the agency’s North America Regions, one...

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