Andrew is a proven industry leader and a digital innovator, creating modern tools and capabilities for today's marketplace. He was formerly president of Starcom MediaVest Group, where he worked with Leo Burnett on multiple campaigns and clients, including Samsung and Nintendo. In 2011, after leaving SMG, Andrew co-founded Abundant Venture Partners, an incubator and investment firm focusing on improving the human condition by developing companies that improve human wellness, performance and engagement.
If you're familiar with Allstate's "Mayhem," chances are you're familiar with Britt Nolan. During his time at Leo, Britt has served as the creative lead on Allstate, Firestone, Kellogg's and the Art Institute of Chicago, most recently rising into leadership roles on the global Samsung account. Britt and his teams at Leo have won more than 50 international awards across categories, including 10 Cannes Lions in Titanium & Integrated, Film, Film Craft, Direct and Promo & Activation. Britt led Mayhem's "Social Savvy Burglar" campaign in 2015, which won at every major award show.
Emma Montgomery helps brands define their role, behavior and experience to meet the opportunities of the modern age. She joined the Chicago office from Leo Burnett Sydney, where she was head of planning. Emma has helped deliver innovative solutions to brand problems for blue-chip companies including Samsung, Woolworth Group, and P&G. Prior to Leo Burnett, Emma held various roles at Starcom MediaVest Group across Australia and Chicago, including running strategy and analytics teams. She ran the Global Millennial innovation practice and the Youth Human Experiene Center, where she led co-creation-based innovation projects for P&G, among other clients.
John Lowell leads The Core, the research, data strategy, data science and technology teams of the Leo Burnett Group. John has integrated the various data and insights teams to deliver more powerful creative fueled by human understanding. From modeling and machine learning, to primary research and consumer segmentation, to marketing technology evaluation and innovation, The Core is powering the transformation to data-driven creative. Before joining Leo Burnett, he was an entrepreneur, leading data-driven technology startups; a managing director at Starcom, heading teams of data scientists, analysts and software engingeers; and a VP, director of innovation at Arc Worldwide, spearheading the company's innovation practice.
Katie brings nearly two decades of experience in digital media and content marketing to her role as CMO, and helps advance the Leo Burnett brand, and architect the teams and processes that will drive the agency's business growth. Previously, Newman led the charge in building three marketing start-ups as CMO of The Abundancy, Ardent and Transparent Media Partners. Katie worked at Leo Burnett twice before on blue-chip brands such as Allstate, including its iconic "Mayhem" campaign.
Anna Gomez oversees and directs the financial operations of all North American Leo Burnett Group agencies. She joined Leo Burnett in 2004, and has worked diligently to build a seamless and compliant operation for all of the agency’s financial transactions. Collaborating with agencies across the network, Anna has led the implementation of several new system and operational processes for Leo Burnett. In a large and increasingly complex business, Anna’s expertise and knowledge keeps Leo Burnett financially organized, ensuring the agency’s ability to generate powerful creative work. Prior to Leo Burnett, Anna served as a financial manager at the Kellogg Company and has experience in a variety of company settings, including manufacturing, aviation and accounting.
Long a high-profile member of Chicago's advertising industry, in 2012, Renetta returned to the agency where she launched her career in the business.
As Chief Inclusion Experience 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.