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Jane Barratt Leaving Y&R, Sebok Stepping In

After spending nearly 18 months as president of Y&R New York, Jane Barratt is leaving the agency to “pursue other opportunities.” As a result of her departure, Tom Sebok, current president/CEO of Y&R North America, will be stepping in to fill the role.

With Sebok taking over for Barratt, Y&R global CEO David Sable will assume responsibility for the North American region for the time being. In a statement, the chief exec says, “We have an absolutely fantastic new Chief Creative Officer in Jim Elliott.  We have brought back Channel Planning with the appointment of Sue Kaufman, fine-tuned our approach to Brand Planning with the addition of Chip Walker, and built a competitive new business machine under Chris Hayes.  The tough news is behind us. We need to invest in this moment with the most experienced leadership and support.”

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Vitrone, Reichenthal Out at Y&R

After nearly three years spent as day-to-day creative leaders at Y&R New York, the duo of Scott Vitrone and Ian Reichenthal (l-r), who last held the title of co-CCOs (well, at least according to the Y&R site–we’re told they were still co-ECDs), have parted ways with the agency. Vitrone/Reichenthal joined Y&R from TBWA\Chiat\Day NY, where they were GCDs and worked on Mars projects for Snickers, Skittles and Starburst. Here’s a statement from both Y&R and Jane Barratt, president of the NY office, below:

GENERAL RESPONSE FROM Y&R:

“Y&R NY, Scott Vitrone and Ian Reichenthal have decided to part ways. The office’s two former co-ECDs are leaving to pursue other interests.”

Y&R is in the process of identifying a replacement.

STATEMENT FROM JANE BARRATT:
We wish Scott and Ian the best of luck with their next endeavor. Their contribution to Y&R New York has been outstanding. We see this as an opportunity to build our team of great creative storytellers with deep experience across all channels.