NEW YORK, July 21, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Omnicom Group Inc. (NYSE: OMC) today announced that Peter
Sherman, Executive Vice President, will assume Troy Ruhanen's former position and responsibility for
driving innovation and cross-agency collaboration for the company's largest clients effective
immediately. Earlier this month, Mr. Ruhanen was appointed President and CEO of TBWA Worldwide.
"Cross-agency and discipline collaboration is 'the new normal' for many, if not most, of our large
multinational clients," said John Wren, President and CEO, Omnicom Group. "Peter's knowledge of
Omnicom and his experience managing some of BBDO's largest clients in multiple categories makes this a
seamless leadership transition."
In March, Sherman re-joined Omnicom from JWT, where he served as CEO, North America. In that role,
he was responsible for driving the overall strategic direction and creative reputation of the region,
while managing client relationships. Prior to joining JWT, Sherman spent over a decade at
Omnicom's BBDO. He was EVP, Managing Director, of BBDO Europe where he led 35 BBDO offices in 18
countries across the European region. Before moving to Europe, Sherman was managing director of
BBDO West in San Francisco for nearly five years. He had previously worked at BBDO New York for
eight years, rising to EVP, Senior Account Director.
Omnicom Group Inc. (www.omnicomgroup.com) is a leading global marketing and corporate communications
company. Omnicom's branded networks and numerous specialty firms provide advertising, strategic media
planning and buying, digital and interactive marketing, direct and promotional marketing, public
relations and other specialty communications services to over 5,000 clients in more than 100 countries.
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