Chief Financial Officer
Jarilyn is a leader with proven success in the areas of financial management, budget development and analysis, government contract administration, client compensation and contracting, and operational process improvement. With a track record of leadership in high-pressure environments, she brings a highly collaborative approach to problem solving in her oversight of the agency's finance and administration areas.
Jarilyn joined Lowe Campbell Ewald in 1995 and was promoted to Finance Director of the agency in 2001, handling all aspects of both corporate financial planning and client compensation. She was instrumental in establishing the agency’s Federal Government Contracting Group.
Prior to joining Lowe Campbell Ewald, she held several accounting and finance positions with Penske Logistics, including Director of Finance and Strategic Planning.
Jarilyn holds an MBA from the University of Michigan, as well as an accounting degree from Walsh College.
President, Managing Director
Angela is responsible for leading the operations and growth of the agency’s Los Angeles office. She is a member of the Executive Committee.
Since joining Campbell Ewald in 2005, Angela has been influential in building the Los Angeles team and client roster. She has guided the evolving Kaiser Permanente highly integrated, award-winning “Thrive” campaign, including its extension into innovative OOH areas such as gyms, farmers markets, mass transit stations and airport waiting areas.
Thanks to her extensive agency experience gained at a range of prestigious agencies such as TBWA/Chiat Day, Team One, Rapp Collins, Doner, and Foote, Cone & Belding, Angela is able to apply big-picture thinking in real-world marketing strategies. She is highly-strategic, yet detail-oriented. And she has a deep understanding of the emotional triggers involved in retail purchase.
Chief Executive Officer
As the leader of one of the most acclaimed full service, fully integrated advertising and marketing communications agencies in the U.S., Jim is known for his focus on driving business results for clients and his proven ability to expand and win new business.
An agency veteran of 22 years, Jim served as Chief Client Officer for four years prior to being named CEO. In this role, he was responsible for leading all 35+ agency client accounts, including Alltel Wireless, Cadillac, Carrier, Chicken of the Sea, Consumers Energy, General Motors, Ghirardelli, Kaiser Permanente, Olympic Paints and Stains, OnStar, USAA, the United States Navy, the University of Michigan, and Western Governors University.
Since 1998, Jim has been the major architect behind the agency’s “growth culture,” diversifying and expanding the client roster into new categories such as financial services, health care, consumer goods and government services.
Prior to that and since joining Campbell Ewald in 1991, Jim led sales and marketing for the agency’s publishing division, and then ultimately led the entire division, where it grew to become the largest agency-based custom publisher in the U.S.
He obtained his Bachelor of Science degree from Michigan State University with continuing education at the University of Chicago, Stanford University and the University of Detroit.
Chief Creative Officer
Mark Simon is Chief Creative Officer at CE, with responsibility for all agency clients, including Alltel Wireless, Carrier, Chicken of the Sea, Ghirardelli, Kaiser Permanente, Olympic Paints and Stains, OnStar, USAA, the EPA, the U.S. Mint, the U.S. Navy and the U.S. Postal Service.
Mark joined CE in 2000 and has helped attract many of the above clients to the agency and continues to build these brands and businesses. He has over 20 years of experience in developing effective communications across all channels. His efforts have gained recognition at Cannes, Clio, The One Show, Communication Arts and the London International.
Mark’s other contributions include developing work for HAVEN, a domestic violence shelter in Pontiac, Mich., and the Ad Council. He serves as a board member of Detroit Creative Directors Council and D Awards Council. Previous agency experience includes FCB, Bozell Worldwide, Doner and Young & Rubicam. Previous clients include Chrysler, Jeep, Coleman, Consumers Energy, Detroit Red Wings, Lincoln-Mercury and Canadian Tire.
Chief Operating Officer
Kathleen was named COO at Lowe Campbell Ewald in July 2013 and is responsible for account management, strategic planning and analytics, media planning and buying, and overall agency process.
Kathleen has a rare ability to see the big picture with acute accuracy and objectivity, as well as lead with clear vision and fairness. This comes, in part, from her ability to consume and process large amounts of information and detail. It also comes from her natural problem-solving ability. She is able to take on complex and multi-level challenges. While she may not admit it on a daily basis, the more complex the problem the more energized she is by solving it. She will find multiple solutions for a challenge, then present you with action plans for each. In this way she is a force of nature.
When it comes to clients and coworkers, she shows fierce loyalty driven by her personal value of integrity: do the right thing because it’s the right thing to do. Not that Kathleen is always easy to sway: she is a truly unique blend of formidable business professional and compassion, and she sees the business and human side of situations with great clarity.
The COO role at Lowe Campbell Ewald is the latest in a series with increasing operational responsibilities. In her previous role as President, Managing Director, she continued to lead the Navy account, which has been with the agency for 12 years. She also established and ran the Campbell Ewald San Antonio office.
Prior to joining the agency, she worked as Regional Group Brand Director at Ogilvy & Mather-London, where she restructured processes on the Ford of Europe account to bring greater strategic and creative thinking to bear on the client's work. As Director of Brand Planning at Ogilvy & Mather-Detroit, she co-created Ford's brand management system, co-developed the agency's first planning process, and brought global alignment to all of Ford's research activities.
Kathleen resides in Royal Oak, Michigan. She adores her family and loves traveling, particularly to Northern Michigan.