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Leo Burnett Chicago Appoints New Chief Strategy Officer

Emma Montgomery joins leadership team, bringing global perspective and omnichannel expertise.

Leo Burnett Chicago has announced that Emma Montgomery will serve as chief strategy officer of Leo Burnett Chicago. As part of her new role, she will work closely with chief creative officer Britt Nolan as well as chief intelligence officer John Lowell and Leo Burnett’s newly launched integrated data offering, The Core.

In joining the Chicago office, Montgomery continues her career with the network, having previously worked for Leo Burnett Sydney. In Sydney, she served as head of Connect Strategy and was responsible for directing, growing and innovating the agency’s strategic product. There, she also helped develop and lead an innovative, cross-functional approach to creative problem solving. Montgomery has also held various roles involving research, innovation, data and analytics at Starcom in both Chicago and Sydney.

“Emma has the unique ability to think from brand, media, digital and social points of view as needed,” said Brent Nelsen, Leo Burnett North America chief strategy officer. “[She] inherently envisions brands within the context of today’s on-demand society and has deep expertise in cross-channel communications.”

Montgomery will report to Andrew Swinand, Leo Burnett North America CEO. Commenting on her appointment, he said, “Emma’s diversity of experience and knowledge, coupled with her leadership, make her an outstanding fit for this role.”