CEO, Leo Burnett North America
As the head of North America, Rich is responsible for driving growth and innovation across Leo Burnett and Arc. Under his leadership, business has grown, management has flourished, EFFIE Awards for effective advertising have piled up, and the agency was named one of Advertising Age’s Agencies to Watch and twice recognized by Advertising Age as a Best Place to Work.
Rich is recognized as one of the company’s top business leaders and was recently named to its global Executive Leadership Team. His commitment to creativity and moving the agency forward is unwavering.
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Chief Creative Officer, Leo Burnett North America
Susan's creative leadership, inspiration and in-the-trenches contributions have led to legacy-respecting yet forward-looking campaigns for clients such as McDonald’s, Allstate, Kellogg’s and P&G.
Her game changing style earned her an endorsement as a Woman to Watch in 2013 from veteran advertising executive Cindy Gallop and Advertising Age. Every agency says it wants “to do great creative,” but for Susan, it’s the reason why that matters: to build helpful, meaningful brands for the long-term.
EVP, Account Management
Nina has been building and sustaining client relationships on behalf of Burnett for more than 25 years. Throughout her tenure, she has built effective, award-winning agency teams for blue-chip brands such as Allstate, GM, Hallmark, Kraft and Kellogg’s.
And today, she continues to apply her “roll up the sleeves and dig-in” approach to client projects big and small. In 2010, Nina was named the Chicago Ad Federation’s Woman of the Year, joining the ranks of a select few Chicago advertising women who have set the bar and made landmark contributions to the industry.
Managing Creative Director of Arc Worldwide
You’ll rarely find Jim at his desk. As lead creative for Arc—the Brand Activation Agency for the Leo Burnett Group—Jim is in constant motion, activating teams of people on Intel, McDonald’s, P&G, Coca-Cola, MillerCoors and Sprint—to get the best work for some of the best clients in the world—bar none.
With expertise across all communication platforms and channels, Jim will be the first to tell you, a channel is not an idea. Integrating messages across channels and executing flawlessly for a brand is his craft. And making those ideas compelling enough to drive participation and change behavior is what moves him.
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EVP, Reputation & Communications
Amy is the promoter and protector of the Leo Burnett brand, overseeing external and internal communications across the agency's 95+ global offices.
Her optimism, curiosity and diplomacy help her get the job done as ultimate steward of Burnett’s reputation. Amy’s nose for news and ability to tell the story of who we are has reinvigorated the brand on the pages of national and industry news, not to mention in clients’ minds.
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EVP, Deputy General Counsel
Barbara works in a legal capacity to protect the creative spirit of a tagline, commercial or billboard idea. She has earned the trust and respect of clients and colleagues across the agency with her innate ability to analyze complex problems, combining her knowledge of advertising and promotion law with an understanding of business needs and client issues.
In addition to her duties as general counsel, Barbara acts as the agency’s representative on the American Association of Advertising Agencies’ Legal Committee.
Chief Growth Officer
As head of our growth team, Bill has established a successful vision and strategy for prospecting clients, managing new streams of agency revenue and overseeing pitch efforts.
With an entrepreneurial spirit, an infectious enthusiasm for tackling new challenges and a gift for meaningful storytelling, Bill pulls from his account management background to craft – and win – pitches that inspire brands to think bigger, work collaboratively, act with courage and appreciate the purpose that they can have in people's lives.
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Chief Strategy Officer
As head of Leo Burnett’s Strategy department, Mick ensures that our strategic output helps to build and sustain the most influential brands and deliver the very best creative product.
Big brands such as Allstate, BMW, IKEA, Kellogg’s and Nintendo have benefitted from Mick’s sharp thinking, and he recently returned to Burnett after five years to fuse his passion for business and brand strategy into our world-class planning discipline. One reason for his return: the agency’s HumanKind approach to connecting brands and people. And the annual Breakfast.
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Chief Talent Officer
Long a high-profile member of Chicago’s advertising industry, Renetta recently returned to the agency where she launched her career in the business.
As Chief Talent Officer, she plays a key role in ensuring that we retain, attract and arm the best and brightest minds in business today. And she helps us live up to our goal of truly being a Best Place to Work. Renetta’s open-source management style and invitation to employees to follow their curiosities and contribute their ideas helps us keep people at the crux of every decision and discussion.
Chief Operating Officer
In 2012, Darren donned a new hat, moving from the role of Leo Burnett Group’s Chief Financial Officer to its Chief Operating Officer. In his operations role, he helps simplify our work processes while driving efficiency and effectiveness.
As a key driver of growth, collaboration and diversification, Darren ensures that we're in stride with our clients’ needs while strongly supporting great creative work. He helps fuel our momentum by managing change across our businesses and agencies by enhancing and developing new services organically or through his leadership of our mergers and acquisitions program.
Chief Financial Officer
As CFO, Suellen directs and oversees the financial operations of all North American Leo Burnett Group agencies. She brings to the role the right mix of finance and strategy experience, global business purview and insight into client-side needs.
With a comprehensive understanding of day-to-day financial operations and the ability to turn numbers and analytics into business strategy, she ensures that we have the financial acumen to power our HumanKind vision.
Chief Innovation Officer
Mark’s role at Burnett is to help drive brand participation, break down technology, and make it easily understood and applied. It’s an apt one for someone who has helped to nurture and drive groundbreaking, cross-channel, cross-discipline thinking throughout his career.
Mark is accelerating innovation across the entire agency in how we work, how we are structured and how we operate. He has helped us reframe so many opportunities for clients that we have a saying: "Invite Mark to the meeting. He'll make what we're doing better.”
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