Torrence Boone was named chief executive officer of Project Da Vinci for WPP Group P.L.C., one of the world’s biggest advertising holding companies. He will be based in the company’s New York headquarters and will report directly to WPP’s chief executive. In Boone’s 10-year marketing career, he has been vice president/general manager of Avenue A, where he was responsible for strategy, account management, media and creative services for the New York operation, and a senior manager at Bain & Co., where he advised clients on corporate and business strategies, mergers and acquisitions and product development in the health-care/pharmaceuticals and consumer-products practice. He holds a bachelor’s in economics from Stanford University and a master’s in business administration from Harvard Business School.
Gladys DeClouet was appointed senior vice president for North America company operations at Burger King Corp. She will oversee the reimaging of all operations and the profitability of U.S. and Canadian company-owned restaurants. Previously, DeClouet was vice president of operations for Jack in the Box, with responsibility for more than 900 company-operated restaurants and the Quickstuff-branded convenience store and fuel locations. She also worked for British Petroleum Inc. and as an engineer at Conoco Inc. in offshore oil and gas exploration and production. DeClouet has a M.B.A. in finance and investment banking from the University of Wisconsin at Madison and a bachelor’s in mechanical engineering from Tuskegee University.
Kenneth Sharperson joined the law firm Anderson Kill & Olick P.C. as an attorney in the Insurance Recovery group at the firm’s Newark, N.J., office. Sharperson will focus on business litigation, with a concentration on insurance recovery for policyholders. He was a trademark-examining attorney at the United States Patent and Trademark Office. Sharperson began his career at a major New Jersey firm, where his practice focused on mass tort, product liability and pharmaceutical litigation. He holds a Bachelor of Science degree from Hampton University and a law degree from Rutgers School of Law. He is the recipient of a Garden State Bar Association Scholarship and a Herbert H. Tate Scholarship.