Andy Polansky to Retire

New York, NY, Jan. 12, 2022 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — Interpublic Group (NYSE: IPG) introduced at the moment that, following a prolific and profitable profession spanning almost 4 many years, Andy Polansky, IPG DXTRA CEO and Weber Shandwick Executive Chairman, will retire in June of this yr. Over the course of his lengthy tenure inside IPG, Polansky has held senior management positions at Weber Shandwick, together with President and CEO, and extra lately as Executive Chairman. Under his management, Weber Shandwick cemented its place as a worldwide public relations powerhouse and one of many world’s largest and most awarded public relations companies. Polansky and the sturdy management workforce he assembled, together with Weber Shandwick’s present CEO Gail Heimann, have been the architects behind the broadening of the agency’s companies throughout an period of profound digital disruption and heightened international demand for revolutionary public relations and strategic communications. In July 2019, Polansky was named Chairman and CEO of IPG DXTRA (previously the Constituency Management Group), a worldwide collective of selling companies and company manufacturers anchored by Weber Shandwick, Golin, Octagon, FutureBrand and Jack Morton. Polansky led the supply of agile, built-in options for purchasers, drawn from the group’s experience throughout public relations, experiential, sports activities and leisure advertising, branding, digital expertise, social content material, influencer advertising and extra. Philippe Krakowsky, CEO of IPG, commented: “IPG, IPG DXTRA, Weber Shandwick, so lots of our purchasers and the advertising companies trade as a complete are all higher for Andy’s humanity, integrity and imaginative and prescient. By main with values and all the time placing individuals first, Andy grew to become one of the vital highly effective voices in advertising companies and public relations. The sturdy companies and groups he constructed are testomony to his strategy to main with directness and compassion.” As a part of this deliberate transition, Polansky will stay CEO and Chairman of IPG DXTRA and Executive Chairman of Weber Shandwick by June 2022. “It’s been a privilege to work alongside the brightest expertise and most revolutionary shopper companions throughout what has been an unforgettable journey,” Polansky mentioned. “I look ahead to passing the baton to different nice IPG leaders to information our group to continued success.” Polansky added, “I’m extraordinarily pleased with how our groups throughout IPG DXTRA responded over the previous few years to assist one another and our purchasers as all of us tailored to new methods of working. It has been an unbelievable expertise to see the facility of our collective experience once we come collectively to clear up for our purchasers.” # # # About InterpublicInterpublic (NYSE: IPG) ( is a values-based, data-fueled, and creatively-driven supplier of selling options. Home to a number of the world’s best-known and most revolutionary communications specialists, IPG international manufacturers embrace: Acxiom, Craft, FCB, FutureBrand, Golin, Huge, Initiative, Jack Morton, Kinesso, MAGNA, Matterkind, McCann, Mediahub, Momentum, MRM, MullenLowe Group, Octagon, R/GA, UM, Weber Shandwick and extra. IPG is an S&P 500 firm with internet income of $8.06 billion in 2020. # # # Contact InformationTom Cunningham(Press)(212) 704-1326 William Nikosey(Press for IPG DXTRA)(908) 783-8091 Jerry Leshne(Analysts, Investors)(212) 704-1439

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