Jim Tsokanos is leaving the MSLGroup North America presidency post on Sept. 10 to pursue a “more entrepreneurial venture,” the Publicis Groupe unit announced today.

Jim Tsokanos
He’s an 11-year veteran, who took U.S. helm in 2007 at predecessor firm, Manning Selvage & Lee. Previously, Tsokanos ran the Atlanta and New York offices.

Tsokanos will be replaced by Renee Wilson, chief client office, who has worked with MSLGroup blue-chips such as Procter & Gamble, General Motors, Kellogg and Tiffany. Wilson also served as managing director of New York.

She is to work closely with CEO Olivier Fleurot as she transitions out of the CCO position during the next few weeks.

MSLGroup and Publicis face a class action lawsuit sex discrimination lawsuit filed by former healthcare chief Monique da Silva, which describes lewd remarks by Tsokanos in the complaint. The suit seeks $100M in damages.