Mark Tutssel Named Executive Chairman of Leo Burnett Worldwide

In a major leadership shakeup, Leo Burnett Worldwide global president and CEO Rich Stoddart announced that he will be leaving the agency. Mark Tutssel who was the Chief Creative Officer has been announced as the new Executive Chairman.

In his new role, Tutssel will focus on creative excellence and growth, igniting the collective firepower of the global network on behalf of clients and leveraging the special culture of Leo Burnett.

Publicis Groupe CEO Arthur Sadoun said, “First, I want to acknowledge and deeply thank Rich Stoddart for his energy and commitment to Leo Burnett’s clients, culture and people. After 23 years with the agency, Rich has decided to move on to a new professional challenge. Mark’s appointment is a profound statement of the value we place in the power of creativity. Mark will be the first creative at the helm of the agency since Leo the man. Mark is one of the most proven, admired and awarded creative leaders in our industry, and I have great respect for his passion and authority in the world of brand-building creativity.”

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