Ford Global Marketing Boss Defects to Y&R

26 March 2004

Ford Motor Company's worldwide marketing boss is leaving to join WPP Group's Young & Rubicam network.

Jan Valentic, Ford's vp-global marketing, is becoming an executive vp at Young & Rubicam Brands, effective April 1. In her new role she will oversee Microsoft's international account.

Valentic's duties at Ford will pass to Jim O'Connor, group vp for North American marketing, sales and service.

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