Dentsu Aegis Network Names Jacki Kelley As CEO For The Americas

By Amit Chowdhry ● December 17, 2019
  • Digital marketing communications company Dentsu Aegis Network announced it named Jacki Kelley as CEO of the Americas

Digital marketing communications company Dentsu Aegis Network announced it has named Jacki Kelley as its CEO of the Americas. Kelley will be succeeding Nick Brien early next year.

“I am thrilled to be tasked with this important role. Dentsu has the best capability in all the areas that matter most to clients and a commitment to integrate them with ease,” said Kelley in a statement via Adweek. “Nick assembled a world-class leadership team to help navigate the ever-changing landscape, and I’m so proud of what we have already accomplished.”

Kelley had originally joined Dentsu Aegis Network as U.S. chief client officer earlier this year. And Kelley previously worked as an executive at IPG Mediabrands and Bloomberg.

“Jacki has been a recognized and admired leader in this industry for over 25 years. Since bringing her into DAN earlier this year as U.S. President, she has made tremendous progress in architecting our client and brand solutions strategies across all capabilities, while also leading the U.S. creative line of business,” added Brien. “She is absolutely the right person to lead Dentsu into 2020 and beyond.”

Kelley is going to report directly to Dentsu Aegis Network global CEO Tim Andree and she is going to work closely with DAN Americas chairman David William along with Brien — who is going to continue with Dentsu Aegis Network during the transition through the first quarter. Brien worked as the Dentsu Aegis Network Americas CEO since 2017. Before that, he worked at iCrossing.

“During Nick’s time as DAN Americas CEO, he has made a significant contribution to the business’s turnaround. Nick has attracted key talent to DA, including Jacki, led many impressive winning pitches and as importantly, reignited the M&A momentum across the region. He has successfully steered the Americas business back to growth,” stated Andree. “As DAN U.S. president, Jacki Kelley brings the right leadership acumen, client management skills and commercial experience as well as operational, organizational and strategic expertise. Jacki is Nick’s ideal successor to take the Americas business forward.”