Jacki Kelley

Having risen through the executive ranks as a media owner and agency leader, Jacki understands how time, transparency and innovation lead to breakthrough partnerships for our clients. In her role as CEO, IPG Mediabrands North America, Jacki oversees and integrates all tools, technologies and services that surround all clients based in North America, across the IPG Mediabrands agencies – UM, Initiative and BPN. Additionally, she is responsible for global clients headquartered in North America.

A constant in her over 20 years of experience in advertising is forging relationships that deliver results for clients and constantly refining how we, as a network, service their business objectives. Jacki develops business models that drive excellence and growth. Prior to this role, Jacki served as both President, North America and Global CEO at UM. There, she bolstered the agency’s proposition — and reputation — as a strategic company, guided by both ideas and analytics, centered on business outcomes. This has resulted in a number of changes, including how the agency is compensated for its work.

This year, Jacki was named a Matrix Award Honoree by New York Women in communications. Jacki has been named Advertising Woman of the Year by the Advertising Women of New York and by the Young Audiences New York Arts for Learning organization. She has also been named Woman to Watch and inducted into the American Advertising Federation Hall of Achievement.