NEW YORK, Feb. 2 /PRNewswire/ -- Citing stellar leadership and outstanding performance as catalysts for the moves, Jack Morton Worldwide Chief Executive Officer Josh McCall announced today the promotions of four senior executives: (Photo: http://www.newscom.com/cgi-bin/prnh/20040202/NYM011 ) Laura Shuler is promoted to President, U.S., responsible for all operations in the United States including the agency's 10 domestic offices. Shuler, who works from the agency's New York office, began her career at Jack Morton 16 years ago, serving in several leadership positions during that time. Most recently, she was Executive Vice President, Eastern U.S., for three years. Among her notable accomplishments in that role has been helping spearhead the company's evolution from a leading meetings and events company to a 360-degree experiential brand communications agency, which today counts Microsoft, AOL, Sports Illustrated and Starwood Hotels among its consumer marketing clients. Lois Jacobs is promoted to President, International. Based in Jack Morton's London office, Jacobs is responsible for all international operations in Europe, Asia and Australia, as well as the company's global Public Events practice. A three-year veteran of Jack Morton who joined the agency with its acquisition of the communications division of Caribiner International, Jacobs most recently served as Executive Vice President, Europe and Asia-Pacific, and is overseeing the agency's production of the Opening and Closing Ceremonies of the 2004 Olympics in Athens. Chris Cavanaugh is promoted to Executive Vice President and General Manager, New York. The General Manager of the New York office for five years, with an 18-month hiatus steering its shared service lines, as an Executive Vice President of the agency Cavanaugh will now also sit on the agency's Executive Management Team. He joined Jack Morton 11 years ago, and is credited with driving the significant growth of the agency's New York office, in particular in the area of consumer marketing experiences. Laurence Croneen is promoted to Executive Vice President, Chairman and Managing Director, U.K., and Managing Director, France. Managing Director of Jack Morton's U.K. operation since 2000, Croneen has overseen its growth into one of the leading experiential brand communications agencies in Europe. In the past three years, he has escalated Jack Morton's offering to an agency that blends both strategy and creativity to support the brand communications objectives of its clients. With his promotion to Executive Vice President, he joins the agency's Executive Management Team. McCall commented: "These promotions are well deserved by individuals who truly exemplify Jack Morton's values of passion, agility and respect. I have every confidence that Laura, Lois, Chris and Laurence will continue to fuel Jack Morton's growth in the marketplace." Jack Morton Worldwide creates experiences that help the world's leading companies improve performance, increase sales and build brands. In addition to live events, branded environments and interactive experiences that engage, educate and entertain employee, business and consumer audiences, Jack Morton also creates large-scale, globally televised ceremonies such as the upcoming Opening and Closing Ceremonies of the 2004 Summer Olympic Games in Athens. Jack Morton has a staff of 600 employees throughout the United States, Europe and Asia-Pacific, and is part of the Interpublic Group of Companies, Inc. (NYSE: IPG). For more information, visit Jack Morton online at www.jackmorton.com .
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