Bishop to Step Down at Burnett

19 February 2001

Mary Bishop, president and chief marketing officer of Leo Burnett USA in Chicago, has announced she will step down and take and early retirement from March 1.

The 49-year-old Bishop, who heads the shop’s Procter & Gamble account, explained that she had been considering the move for some while. “I've done all the things I wanted and have been planning [to retire] by 50. I'm the youngest retiree at Burnett” she said.

Bishop added that she plans to take a more active role on corporate boards and [as ever] spend more time with her family.

Burnett denied that the decision was related to its recent spate of layoffs [WAMN: 8-Feb-01]. A successor has not as yet been named.

News source: Advertising Age - Daily Deadline