Omnicom Group Appoints Adams Chairman and CEO of Diversified Agency Services

Doolittle to President and CFO

NEW YORK, April 2, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Omnicom Group Inc. (NYSE: OMC) today announced two senior executive appointments at its Diversified Agency Services (DAS) division.  Dale A. Adams, who currently serves as president and CEO of DAS, becomes chairman and CEO. John C. Doolittle, who is the division's CFO, becomes president and CFO. The appointments are effective today and were announced by John D. Wren, CEO and president of Omnicom Group.

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"Dale and John have been working together for 14 years now and have been a driving force within DAS," said Wren. "They are highly talented executives who individually and together have clearly demonstrated the ability to manage a rich mix of agencies in a variety of disciplines." 

"Importantly, in an increasingly complex marketing and communications environment, Dale and John know how to attract and retain talent and help our agencies adapt, grow and deliver for the benefit of our clients. With this strong leadership team in place, I could not be more confident about the continuing success of DAS," Wren concluded. 

Adams, 54, joined Omnicom Group in 1991 and has served in a number of positions. In 1996, he became CFO of Diversified Agency Services and then president of the division in 2008. He was named CEO of DAS in 2011.    

Following a decade of financial leadership in the agency service business, Doolittle joined DAS in 1999 as CFO, the Americas and became Global CFO in 2008. He has played a central role at DAS in financial management, geographic expansion, acquisitions, organic development of new service offerings and talent strategies. DAS is widely recognized as the industry's premier network of specialty and marketing communications agencies.

Said Adams, "In John's time here at DAS, and in my time working with him, John has demonstrated an extraordinary understanding of the professional services business and knows that talent and client service are at its core. Through experience, and by his very nature, John has an uncommon ability to bring our people and our agencies together to collaborate for the benefit of our clients.  He is an exemplar of our culture." 

"It is a privilege to take on this role," said Doolittle.  "I believe strongly that the entrepreneurial spirit here at DAS is a strategic advantage for our clients and for our company and I am eager to continue advancing that aspect of our culture."

Doolittle also said, "This position brings great responsibility, as well as opportunity. I look forward to continuing my work with our agencies to support them as they develop the resources, tools and talent to help our clients tap their full marketplace potential." 

Doolittle, 54, came to DAS following 10 years as CFO for North America with IPR, a marketing services holding company that primarily focused on the public relations sector. Prior to that, Doolittle was with Deloitte and Sikorsky Aircraft Corporation. He is a graduate of Hartwick College with a B.A. in Mathematics and received an M.S. in Accounting from New York University. 

About Diversified Agency Services

Diversified Agency Services (DAS), a division of Omnicom Group Inc. (NYSE:OMC) (, manages Omnicom's holdings in a variety of marketing communications disciplines. DAS includes over 200 companies, which operate through a combination of networks and regional organizations, serving international and local clients through more than 700 offices in 71 countries.

About Omnicom Group Inc.

Omnicom Group Inc. ( 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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