Stuart Smith, chief of Ogilvy PR's EAME region has taken over for CEO Christopher Graves effective immediately. Graves, who spent 18 years at Dow Jones' news & business side, took the Ogilvy CEO slot in 2009.
In the understatement of the year, Keith Lippert said it is "devastating" news that a key executive at 30-year-old Lippert/Heilshorn & Assocs. is charged with 13 counts of insider trading resulting in illicit gains of $1M.
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