Worldwide Marketing/Communications And Civic Leader Named Chairman Of St. Thomas University Board Of Trustees

Sep 17, 2013, 17:10 ET from St. Thomas University

MIAMI, Sept. 17, 2013 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Miami's St. Thomas University President Monsignor Franklyn M. Casale announced the appointment of John J. Dooner, Jr. Chairman Emeritus of McCann Worldgroup and immediate Past Chairman of United Way Worldwide, as Chairman of the University's Board of Trustees.


Mr. Dooner, an alumnus of St. Thomas University's Biscayne College, began his career with McCann Erickson in 1984, rising to Worldwide President in 1992.   In 1997 as Chairman & CEO he created and launched the McCann Worldgroup, today one of the world's leading marketing communication companies, comprised of eight companies which themselves are global leaders in both size and perception in their respective fields.  The company operates in over 120 countries with 23,000 employees and $3 billion in revenue.  The client roster includes preeminent global marketers and many of the world's famous brands.  

In addition to McCann Erickson Worldwide, the Worldgroup is comprised of such leading brands as MRM (digital marketing/relationship management), Momentum (event marketing/promotion), McCann Health (professional/dtc communications), CRAFT (global adaptation and production), UM (media management), Weber Shandwick (public relations), and FutureBrand (consulting/design). As a long time industry leader, Mr. Dooner is the former Vice Chairman of the American Association of Advertising Agencies (4A's), Chairman of the Ad Council and Member of the Board of the Advertising Education Foundation (AEF).  He has been honored with a number of industry awards including the National Human Relations Award from The American Jewish Committee; the AEF Agency Award from the Advertising Educational Foundation; and he was named Adweek magazine's East Coast Executive of the Year.  Under his leadership McCann Erickson was named "Agency of the Year/Global Agency of the Year" six times by the leading advertising publications in both the US and Europe.

Dooner recently established the Dooner Group, a marketing communication consultancy. He is a partner in iRGONOMIC, a technology marketing communications company and DDCD, a brand and entertainment company. His outside Board of Director posts include Ethan Allen and United Way Worldwide.   He is immediate past Chairman of the Board of Trustees and currently Chairman, Brand Stewardship.   He has been a Board member since 2007.  UWW, the world's largest not-for-profit organization, operates in 41 countries with $5.1 billion in charitable giving.  

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