Leo Burnett Chicago names Liz Taylor as Co-President and COO

Liz Taylor
Liz Taylor

Leading global advertising agency Leo Burnett, announced today the appointment of Liz Taylor (not to be confused with the Liz Taylor who used to be at Leo Burnett) as Co-President and Chief Operating Officer of the Chicago office.

Taylor will report to Andrew Swinand, Chief Executive Officer of Leo Burnett Group, to optimize business operations, reinforcing the agency’s reputation as a provider of world-class creative solutions in this newly created role. This strategic move is a result of increased momentum, signaling new levels of achievement for the iconic agency. 

“Liz has an exceptional track record of leading and inspiring creativity across her entire career ,” said Andrew Swinand. “Her leadership is driven by a passionate belief in the power of creativity and kindness which makes her a formidable leader and valuable addition to the Leo Burnett team.”

Most recently, Taylor served as the Managing Director of the London office of TBWA\Media Arts Lab, an agency specializing in innovative solutions for Apple. During her tenure, she spearheaded advertising campaigns for Apple’s cutting-edge products and services across Europe, Turkey, Russia, and the Middle East. Notably, Taylor also held the position of Executive Director of the Global iPhone business, further showcasing her strategic expertise. Prior to that, Taylor led account teams for agencies including Wieden+Kennedy, AKQA, The Martin Agency and GSD&M. Her client roster includes brands such as Delta Air Lines, Verizon Wireless, Comcast and Hallmark. Taylor’s commitment to lifelong learning is evident through her role as adjunct faculty at Georgetown University in Washington, D.C., where she taught Digital Analytics and Measurement. 

“I’m honored to join this legendary agency and work alongside the award-winning talent and celebrated brands that make up Leo Burnett today,” said Liz Taylor. “I look forward to helping shape the agency’s future.”

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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