R/GA Appoints Barry Wacksman as New Global Chief Strategy Officer

by James Thompson

R/GA confirmed to Adweek today that it has promoted a new global chief strategy officer and parted ways with its New York managing director of planning. This news marks the latest in a string of changes at the IPG agency this summer.

R/GA promoted veteran staffer Barry Wacksman to the role of global chief strategy officer in June. An agency spokesperson tells Adweek that "We are very happy to report that after 16 years as chief growth officer, Barry Wacksman has been named R/GA's global chief strategy officer." The spokesperson adds that the new CSO is "currently working with the strategy and planning teams across R/GA's global network to further evolve the discipline and ensure that it continues to meet the rapidly changing needs of our clients." Read more at Adweek.