By The Chicago Egotist / /
(PhotoL to R: Liz Taylor, chief creative officer, Leo Burnett Worldwide; Jordan Doucette, chief creative officer, Leo Burnett Chicago; Emma Montgomery, president and chief strategy officer, Leo Burnett Chicago).
Leo Burnett Chicago has elevated Jordan Doucette to the role of chief creative officer from her previous role as EVP/executive creative director. She starts in her new role immediately and will report jointly to Emma Montgomery, president and chief strategy officer, Leo Burnett Chicago, and Liz Taylor, chief creative officer, Leo Burnett Worldwide.
“In naming a new CCO, our priority was to make sure we are igniting the creative culture that is alive and well at Leo Burnett. No one is better positioned for this than Jordan,” Montgomery said. “Jordan’s open approach to creativity helps deliver great work from big, integrated teams and brands. She is a true partner and is the evolution of what a creative leader needs to be in today’s environment.”
As CCO, Doucette will continue leading the creative for her marquee clients The Kellogg Company and Miller-Coors, as well as oversee the Leo Burnett Chicago creative and production departments. She will also work in close partnership with Taylor.
“What attracted me to Leo Burnett is that it’s a creative solutions company that is continually transforming how we work to bring the best, most effective ideas to the table,” said Doucette. “I’m most excited that this role will help me get closer to our clients and our teams to help shape not only the work, but how we work.”
Doucette joined the agency in January 2018 and has been at the helm of Kraft Now Pay Later, All Together Cereal and Kraft Salad Frosting. Previously, she was Chief Creative Officer of TAXI in Toronto leading award-winning work for blue-chip clients including Pfizer (Centrum, Advil and Robax), Canadian Tire, Mark’s, Fido Telecommunications, MINI Cooper, Vancouver Aquarium and BC Hydro.
She joins a strong cadre of women in leading Leo Burnett, including Montgomery; Taylor; Anna Gomez, chief financial officer; Katie Newman, chief marketing officer; Billie Smith, chief talent officer; and Veronica Puc, head of production.
Doucette and her teams have been recognized with wins at all of the top industry award shows including the Cannes Lions International Festival of Creativity, The One Show, the CLIO Awards and the CASSIES, among others.
Active in the industry, Doucette was a judge for The One Show in 2019, Cannes in 2017, and has participated in programs such as the Google WomenWill Program and podcast series, and the Cannes See It Be It Panel. She has also served on the board of the Advertising and Design Council of Canada, which works to inspire creativity and encourage the highest possible quality of work in the country.