Ron Bess, former Havas Worldwide Chicago and North America head, is returning to the ad agency business after having retired in 2013.
Bess will replace HY Connect President Rich Levy who abruptly left after having held the position since June. According to Chicago Business Journal's Lewis Lazare, no one is talking about specifics for Levy's sudden exit.
It's reported Levy was removed from the role by Baird Capital, the entity which oversees HY Connect holding company Myelin Communications and that it was a surprise to all at HY Connect.
An HY Connect spokesperson noted that Bess would function as the day to day leader of HY Connect as well as heading up new business efforts for the larger Myelin network.