Business 100 - 2009

John Dooner, Jr./McCann Worldgroup

As Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of McCann Worldgroup, a company he formed in 1997, John Dooner heads 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, a remarkable achievement given that five of the companies did not exist before 1997.  Moreover Worldgroup’s offering of seamlessly effective communications programs ideally positions it for the future. Vision, energy, consistent delivery of strategic solutions and a persistent dedication to growing Worldgroup’s business by building its clients’ businesses have characterized Dooner’s 35-year career with McCann and its parent company, The Interpublic Group.  Dooner, who was born in New York, earned his B.A. 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.