UM, a division of IPG Mediabrands, announced this month the appointment of Lynn Lewis to U.S. CEO. Lynn Lewis is an employee of fifteen years standing at UM. She has held multiple leadership positions throughout the agency.
Most recently, Lynn Lewis served as UM’s East Coast regional president and global CMO. During that time, she developed the culture and capabilities of all of UM’s East Coast offices and provided executive leadership across UM’s East Coast client portfolio including UM’s bespoke unit dedicated to Coca-Cola, the Coca-Cola Connections Studio. Simultaneously, Lynn Lewis oversaw all of UM’s global marketing efforts, helping to define the agency’s brand positioning, awards strategy, and philanthropic initiatives.
“I am incredibly proud to name Lynn as U.S. CEO. She is a homegrown leader who has built a loyal following at UM based on her unparalleled client partnership, strategic marketing savvy and amazing ability to build and inspire high-performance teams. She is taking on an agency that has tremendous momentum, and I know she will use her considerable talents to make UM even better!”Daryl Lee, global CEO at UM
Lynn’s career at UM includes building and running J3, UM’s dedicated media unit servicing Johnson & Johnson, where Lewis pioneered an integrated planning, buying, and analytics model which has successfully scaled across all of UM’s accounts. Prior to taking the helm at J3, she worked as the global managing partner on Sony at UM. On the creative agency side, she spent ten years as an account director at McCann Erickson overseeing a variety of marquee accounts.