The Board_of_Directors of Leo Burnett Company , Inc. has elected Tony Weisman a senior_vice_president of the agency
.Since the fall of 1997 , Weisman , 38 , has worked as an account_director on several Oldsmobile campaign launches including Alero , Intrigue and Silhouette Premiere , helping to usher in a new_era of breakthrough advertising for the client
.Weisman joined the agency's media department in 1982 , where he remained for two years as a media assistant and planner/buyer on Procter_&_Gamble
.In 1984 , he
moved to client service as an assistant account_executive.He became an account_executive in 1985 and an account_director in 1993 , when he was also elected a vice_president
.In 1982 , Weisman graduated from Brown University as a member of the Phi Beta Kappa honor society with a bachelor's degree in political science
( www.leoburnett.com ) operates a global network of nearly 270 operating units across 78 markets , including 88 full-service advertising agencies and a variety of specialty marketing services including direct , database and interactive marketing , sales promotion and public_relations.
Founded in Chicago in 1935 with eight employees and three clients , today Leo Burnett
employs nearly 9 , 000 people and posted billings for 1998 in excess of $ 6.81 billion.