October 16, 2020

Changing Of The Guard At McCann, Kolb Prepares To Succeed Diamond

By STEVE MCCLELLAN

Interpublic Group is appointing Bill Kolb Chairman and CEO at flagship agency network McCann Worldgroup, succeeding Harris Diamond, who will be retiring at the end of the year.

Kolb, 57, is a McCann veteran has most recently served as MWG’s Chief Operating Officer. Previously he served as global president, diversified agencies, driving key practice areas and disciplines, including technology and innovation, health, and data analytics across all of MWG’s networks.

He first joined the network in 2000 working across Momentum, MRM and McCann and holding various top-level roles ranging from CFO to CEO. He is also credited with being instrumental in the inception and growth of Commonwealth//McCann, the agency handling the global Chevrolet account, and the development and expansion of CRM agency MRM. Earlier his career included positions in the publishing, finance, real estate and oil industries.