New CEO at MacLaren McCann
MacLaren McCann Canada of Toronto has appointed David Leonard to the position of chief executive officer. He will oversee all of the agency's operations nationally. Leonard was most recently president and chief operating officer of DDB Canada. He joined that firm as president of the Toronto office in 2005 and was promoted to his latter position in 2010. Leonard was also previously president and CEO of Arnold Worldwide Canada. He has also been a senior vice-president at Palmer Jarvis DDB, director of marketing communications at Canadian Airlines and an account director at JWT.
"David is a talented leader with a deep understanding of the industry and the Canadian marketplace," said Luca Lindner, president of McCann Worldgroup. "He is ideally suited to lead our Canadian operations and we look forward to his leadership in driving our clients' businesses forward."