Separately, MEC named Michele Pauchuk president, MEC Canada. She is based in Toronto. Previously she was executive vice president, managing director, Initiative Canada. Both executives will report to Lee Doyle, MEC's North American CEO.
WPP has merged two of its public relations firms, Robinson Lerer & Montgomery and Finsbury Group. The new unit is called RLM Finsbury with offices in New York, London, Brussels, Dubai, Abu Dhabi and Hong Kong. Roland Rudd, founder and head of Finsbury, will be chairman of RLM Finsbury, while Walter Montgomery, a founder and current CEO of RLM, will be CEO.