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Philip H. Geier, Jr.

January 1, 2019

Chairman and Chief Executive Officer The Interpublic Group of Companies, Inc. – New York, New York

Philip Geier, Jr. is chairman and CEO of the Interpublic Group of Companies, a parent company of advertising agencies doing business in over 60 countries. The Interpublic agencies include McCann-Erickson Worldwide, Lintas Worldwide, Dailey & Associates and Lowe Marschalk. He started his advertising career in the Cleveland office of The Marschalk Company in 1958 as a trainee. Transferring to McCann-Erickson in 1960 he accepted overseas assignment eight years later and in the course of five years held various posts throughout Europe. He became vice chairman in 1973, vice chairman-international of the parent company in 1975 and president of The Interpublic Group in 1977. He is a trustee of the New York Foundling Hospital, the Boys’ Club of New York and the MU of DKE Foundation. He is a member of the Board and Chairman of the Finance Committee of the Advertising Council, a member of the President’s Council and Executive Committee of the President’s Council of Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center and also serves as a director of the Coalition of Service Industries, the board of the Council for Commercial Freedom, the School of American Ballet and the International Tennis Hall of Fame. In 1988 he received the Brotherhood Award from the National Conference of Christians and Jews. An economics graduate of Colgate University, Mr. Geier received his Master’s degree in marketing and finance from Columbia University. “Of the many attributes that make up leadership, ethics is the major one.”