Omnicom has promoted Wendy Clark to the role of DDB global president and CEO. Clark, who formerly served as North American CEO, reports directly to Omnicom CEO John Wren and succeeds Chuck Brymer, who will move into the chairman role.
In a statement Brymer said “After 12 terrific years as the head of DDB, I am excited to hand the baton to Wendy. She is passionate about our business and clients and has proven to be an inspiring leader for our company.”
Since joining DDB in January 2016, Clark has helped expand existing relationships with clients such as State Farm and Mars, brought in talent including North America Chief Creative Officer Ari Weiss and played a major role in winning new business such as the digital and social agency assignment for Miller Lite.
Clark becomes the first woman to serve in a global chief executive role at an Omnicom creative network.