Lori Hawthorne

Lori Hawthorne

Worldwide Executive Director - Global Talent Acquisition at Ogilvy & Mather Chicago
Chicago, United States

Summary

Senior Executive with over 20 years experience in the fast-paced, highly competitive communications industry. Extensive background in consumer marketing, strategic planning, talent management and talent acquisition with focus on developing talent strategies that drive agency growth and build highly creative and courageous cultures.
Specialties: Talent Management and Talent Acquisition * Employer Marketing * Brand and Corporate Advertising * Strategic Planning * Account Management Leadership * Employee On-boarding * Coaching and Mentoring * Training & Development* Diversity Outreach Initiatives * Public Speaking 

Positions

Executive Director, Global Talent Acquisition
Chicago, United States
February 2016 - Present (1 year 9 months)
Executive Director of global Talent Acquisition for Ogilvy, the 2016 Global Agency of the Year and the #1 Creative Global Agency Network for the last 5 years at Cannes. Drive innovative talent marketing strategies, social media partnerships and progressive programs that lead to thousand's of world class hires who contribute to the growth and reputation of the world' most lauded communications agency.
Certified Executive and Life Coach
The Coaches Training Institute and the International Coaches Federation
United States
June 2011 - Present (6 years 5 months)
Professionally trained and licensed Executive and Life Coach, with particular focus on "transition" coaching---working with individuals to better understand themselves, their career goals AND develop the practical tools needed to market themselves for their next career or lifestyle change.
Head of U.S. Talent Acquisition
Chicago, United States
January 2012 - January 2016 (4 years)
Lead 20 person national recruiting team and all corresponding talent-marketing strategies across eight U.S. offices. Charged with creating alignment and a singular ‘go-to’ market brand message in order to advance the mission and reputation of Razorfish, with emphasis on initiatives to attract its greatest asset: talent. Direct all sourcing, recruiting and hiring efforts behind 1000+ annual hires.
Senior Vice President, Director of Account Management and Talent Acquisition
Chicago, United States
2006 - 2011 (5 years)
Oversaw Leo Burnett’s Recruiting team; managed and directed recruiting and hiring of over 500 U.S. employees per year across Leo Burnett, Arc, LB Business, Atelier, LB NY and LB Detroit. Additionally, ran Talent Management for Account Management department within Leo Burnett and Arc, responsible for succession planning, training, promotions, and headcount management for 350 employees.
Vice President, Group Account Director
Chicago, United States
2004 - 2005 (1 year)
Led 20+ member agency teams servicing Turner Classic Movies, Exelon and National Cattlemen’s Beef Association. Managed multiple clients and directed all aspects of fully integrated, consumer advertising campaigns. On-boarded new clients, including contract negotiations and staff plans.
VP, Account Director
Chicago, United States
2001 - 2003 (2 years)
Initiated overhaul of $20MM National Cattlemen’s Beef Association strategic marketing plan. Sold proprietary research to identify most profitable targets/new brand positioning. Turned around poor performing account from a client graded “D” to 3 consecutive “A’s”. Increased client revenue by 20%, achieved 35% account profitability and won Gold and Bronze Effies.
VP, Account Supervisor - Asst Account Executive
Chicago, United States
1992 - 2000 (8 years)
Developed brand positioning and/or new product launches for Allstate, Evista (an Eli Lilly osteoporosis drug), two of Marlboro’s largest loyalty programs and Dewar's Scotch Whiskey. Worked across all communication touch points: consumer, B2B, retail, outdoor, direct mail and websites.
Senior Promotions Manager
British Airways
United States
1988 - 1991 (3 years)
Managed consumer promotion campaigns for relaunch of Economy cabin (World Traveller) and Concorde service to NY and Miami. Launched travel agent loyalty program and special consumer promotion with Save The Children.

Education

BA English and Sociology

William & Mary
1984 - 1988 (4 years)
Activities and Societies: Dean's List, Kappa Alpha Theta Sorority Leadership positions, Pi Lambda Chi little sister, Office of Admission Full-time assistant, College Tour Guide, Chorus

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