MINNEAPOLIS— Doug Spong, president of Twin Cities public relations firm Carmichael Lynch Spong, has been named to an additional role as managing partner of parent company Carmichael Lynch. He joins managing partners Mike Lescarbeau, president and chief creative officer of the ad agency, and Mark Feriancek, chief financial and operating officer, to round out the management team at the Interpublic Group agency following the announcement that CEO John Colasanti has decided to leave the agency as of April 2009.
Spong joined Carmichael Lynch in 1990 to found the public relations division. Lescarbeau joined Carmichael Lynch as president and chief creative officer 18 months ago from Ogilvy New York. Prior to that, he held creative and management positions at Fallon, Leagas Delaney and Hill Holiday. Feriancek joined Carmichael Lynch in 2002 as chief financial officer and added the chief operating officer title last year.