Andy Polansky, IPG DXTRA CEO and Weber Shandwick Executive Chairman, will retire in June, Interpublic Group announced today. A successor has not yet been named.
Polansky, a 38-year IPG veteran has served as CEO of Dxtra since 2019, when the group of specialist marketing units was known as the Constituency Management Group. It includes companies like Weber Shandwick, Golin, Octagon, Jack Morton, DeVries Global, Current Global, Rogers & Cowan and FutureBrand. CMG rebranded to Dxtra in 2020.
Prior to taking on the Dxtra role Polansky was CEO of Weber Shandwick for seven years.
IPG CEO Philippe Krakowsky stated, “IPG, IPG DXTRA, Weber Shandwick, so many of our clients and the marketing services industry as a whole are all better for Andy’s humanity, integrity and vision. By leading with values and always putting people first, Andy became one of the most powerful voices in marketing services and public relations. The strong businesses and teams he built are testament to his approach to leading with directness and compassion.”
“It’s been a privilege to work alongside the brightest talent and most innovative client partners during what has been an unforgettable journey,” Polansky added. “I look forward to passing the baton to other great IPG leaders to guide our organization to continued success.”