Y&R Takes On More Business

Young & Rubicam hired Doug Ryan as managing partner and chief marketing officer in charge if business development.

Ryan, 40, is the Chicago shop’s second managing partner along with chief creative officer Mark Figliulo, both report to Kary McIlwain, president and ceo.

Ryan will also serve as the global account managing partner on Jim Beam Brands. Ryan was vice president, global marketing and sales, at UNext, a Deerfield, Ill., company that develops online business education courses.