- J.Walter Thompson, San Francisco, has named Gordon Munroe as its new president. He was formerly chief executive officer for BBDO Canada, Western Operations.
He takes over the chair left empty by the departure of David Riemer who resigned last autumn. Riemer decided to leave the agency following the reduction of his role on the Sprint account, which moved from San Francisco to New York.
To date, Riemer's duties have been handled by JWT West chief executive officer, Larry Tolpin, and general manager, John Goehegan. The appointment of Munroe reunites him with Tolpin. They previously worked together at BBDO.