Jacki Kelley Named as Dentsu Aegis Network Americas CEO
Dentsu Aegis Network, a subsidiary of Japanese advertising and public relations firm Dentsu, named Jacki Kelley as CEO of its Americas operations effective as of January 1. She will be succeeding Nick Brien who is leaving the company after almost two-and-a-half years in the role. Kelley, who was recruited by Brien, joined Dentsu in March of this year as president and chief client officer of the U.S. operations. Previously, she was a deputy chief operating officer at Bloomberg and chief executive of IPG Mediabrands in North America. Dentsu Aegis Network, which is less known in the U.S. than its peers such as WPP, Omnicon Group and Publicis, includes many large agencies including Carat, iProspect, McGarryBowen and Isobar.