Well, the tips we’ve been receiving since last Thursday have proven to be true (like most of the time) as Jamie Shuttleworth has left his chief strategy officer post at Draftfcb Chicago to take on the CSO role at McGarryBowen’s Windy City office, which we’re hearing has been without a proper planning/strategy head for nearly a year.
Shuttleworth’s time with DFCB dates back to the days of Foote Cone & Belding, which he joined in 1997. According to a statement from a Draft spokesperson, since that time, “Jamie has had a tremendous impact on our agency. His greatest legacy is the best-in-class planning capabilities he has put in place and the many great people he has trained who will carry on in his absence. We thank Jamie for his many contributions to our company, and wish him continued success.”
As a result of Shuttleworth’s departure, DFCB Chi has promoted John Kenny, who has spent the last six years at the agency and most recently served as SVP, group director of strategic planning, to head of the strategic planning practice. Vita Harris, meanwhile, continues in her role as Draftfcb worldwide chief strategy officer.