It has been a momentous week for a Chicago advertising community cornerstone. Leo Burnett has named Liz Taylor its co-president and chief operating officer of the Chicago office. In the newly created role, Taylor will optimize business operations, reinforcing the agency’s reputation as a provider of world-class creative solutions – a strategic move signaling new levels of achievement for the iconic agency. She will be co-president with Britt Nolan, co-president and chief creative officer. Her appointment comes at an exciting time in the agency’s growth, having experienced massive success over the last year.
“Liz has an exceptional track record of leading inspiring creativity across her entire career. Her leadership is driven by a passionate belief in the power of creativity and kindness, which makes her a formattable leader and valuable addition to the Leo Burnett team,” says Andrew Swinand, CEO of Leo Burnett Group.
Liz has deep leadership experience in the industry, having served as Managing Director of TBWA/Media Art’s Lab in London, where she specialized in creating innovative solutions for Apple. Prior to TBWA, Liz led account teams for award-winning agencies including Wieden + Kennedy, AKQA, The Martin Agency and GSD&M supporting high-profile clients such as Delta Air Lines, Verizon Wireless, Comcast and Hallmark.
“I’m thrilled to bring in a partner who shares our belief in the power of creativity and our audacious aspirations for the agency,” says Britt Nolan, President and COO of Leo Burnett Chicago.
Taylor’s appointment punctuates an exciting chapter in Leo Burnett Chicago’s growth, including topping The One Club’s Global Creating Rankings and The Drum’s World Creative Rankings for 2022, in addition to a streak of more than a dozen new business wins such as Jim Beam, Dunkin’, and Tillamook.
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