Christena J. Pyle

Christena J. Pyle is a transformational leader and diversity champion as Chief Equity Officer at dentsu, previously Supervisor of Diversity & Inclusion at Omnicom Group and also Director of ADCOLOR. She began her career in advertising as an account manager on IBM at Ogilvy, then transitioned to Weiden+Kennedy where she produced award-winning campaigns for Nike, ESPN and Heineken. She contends that her most important client is diversity which led her to producing ADCOLOR’s first mobile app in 2012.

Christena serves several organizations as judge for the AAF Mosaic Awards, Most Promising Multicultural Student Program and on ADCOLOR\\\'s Advisory Board. She is currently a member of the MAIP Alumni Board after serving as President. She was named one of NV Magazine\\\'s 2011 Movers & Shakers, presented with ADCOLOR’s 2012 Unsung Hero Award and received the 2014 JWT Innovator of Change Award.

Prior to her ad career, she was an aviation flight science major and participated in MTV\\\'s RoadRules, going on to win RealWorld vs. RoadRules Challenge.