John J. Dooner, Jr., founder of McCann Worldgroup and for the past 12 years its chairman and CEO, became executive chairman of the company in April 2010.
John formed McCann Worldgroup in 1997 and is credited with building it into one of the world’s largest and fastest-growing marketing communications organizations, with operations in over 30 countries. Built on the foundation of McCann Erickson, the leading global advertising agency network, today six of the seven marketing communications companies comprising Worldgroup are global leaders in their categories.
Vision, energy, consistent delivery of strategic solutions and a persistent dedication to growing Worldgroup’s business by building its clients’ businesses have characterized John’s 35-year career with McCann and its parent company, The Interpublic Group. John, who was born in New York, earned his BA from St. Thomas Villanova University, and traces his Irish roots to his grandparents from County Clare. He and his wife reside in Westchester, New York.