Wise named Cline Davis & Mann CEO

Ed Wise has been named CEO of Cline Davis & Mann (CDM), while Carol DiSanto will succeed Wise as president. The executive level moves, first announced today, follow the November retirement announcement made by CDM COO Jack Slonaker to pursue personal interests. Wise joined CDM in 1984 and was named president in 2001, helping diversify the Omnicom-owned agency's client roster by adding clients including Amgen, Novartis, NovoNordisk. DiSanto, a 15-year CDM veteran, served most recently as CDM director of client services, working on brands including the Pfizer blockbusters Lipitor and Viagra and Amgen’s Aranesp.