Polansky, who did a two-year stint as chairman of the Council of PR Firms, said he looks forward to continue partnering with Weber Shandwick chairman Jack Leslie.
He told O’Dwyer’s it’s a “privilege” to take Weber Shandwick’s top spot. His goals are to expand the firm’s footprint, foster its collaborative culture to serve clients, and keep the double-digit growth rate on track.
Diamond, who also held the CEO position of IPG’s constituency management group, succeeds Nick Brien at McCann.
He joins a newly created office of the chairman with Luca Lindner (president of Middle East/Africa/Americas) and Gustavo Martinez (president of Asia-Pacific/Europe).