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New CEO at Grey Group

Grey Group of New York has promoted Michael Houston to the position of worldwide chief executive officer. He was most recently global president of the agency. Outgoing CEO James Heekin will remain executive chairman of the company.

Houston joined Grey New York in 2007 as executive vice-president and director of marketing. He became chief marketing officer at Grey Worldwide in 2010 and managing director of Grey New York in 2011. In 2012 he was promoted to the position of chief operating officer, and in 2013 he became CEO for Grey North America.

"As we celebrate Grey's centennial and a decade of record new business growth and creative performance, the time is right for the elevation of a new generation," said Heekin. "Michael Houston is one of our most dynamic and talented leaders. This well-deserved promotion will enable us to set the agenda for Grey's future growth and competitiveness across our global network."

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