(L-R) Susan Howe, Gail Heimann

Gail Heimann will step down as CEO of the Weber Shandwick Collective in November, capping a 28-year career at the Interpublic unit.

President Susan Howe, who has more than 20 years of experience at Weber Shandwick, will succeed Heimann.

IPG CEO Philippe Krakowsky said Heimann’s leadership “has been essential in establishing Weber Shandwick as the go-to choice for C-suite executives and brands seeking strategic guidance on a range of communications issues.”

He credited her for positioning Weber to “thrive in the new era of earned media” and for consistently pursuing ideas that have built and transformed many of the world’s leading brands.

Howe became president in June 2021, responsible for day-to-day operations and for deepening the relationships among Weber’s specialist brands.

Krakowsky called Howe “a client-focused leader with deep operational expertise, who has been instrumental in the agency’s long-term success.”