Jacki Kelley

CEO, dentsu Americas

Jacki Kelley was appointed to CEO, dentsu Americas in January 2020.

Jacki has been a recognized and lauded leader in the advertising and media industries for over 25 years. Jacki joined dentsu in 2019 as President, Chief Client Officer, dentsu US. 

She sits on the dentsu International Executive Leadership Team and leads the Americas Executive Leadership team. 

Prior to dentsu, Kelley spent five years at Bloomberg, first joining as COO of Bloomberg Media in 2014 and then moving to Bloomberg LP in 2017 after being appointed Deputy Chief Operating Officer. Before joining Bloomberg, Kelley was the CEO, North America, and President of Global Clients for IPG Mediabrands as well as Global CEO, Universal McCann. She was also a Vice President, Worldwide Strategy & Solutions, at Yahoo! and worked with USA Today for 18 years, leaving the company as a Senior Vice President.

Jacki serves on the boards of Ad Council, FreshPet and Comic Relief USA and has been honored with the United Way of New York City’s Power of Women to Make a Difference Award. She was named a Matrix Award Honoree by New York Women in Communications; Advertising Woman of the Year by the Advertising Women of New York; a New York Women in Film & Television Muse Award Honoree; and was inducted into the American Advertising Federation Hall of Achievement. She has been honored as one of Crain’s New York Business’s 50 Most Powerful Women in New York and Advertising Age’s 100 Most Influential Women in Advertising, as well as number one on Business Insider’s 30 Most Powerful Women in Advertising list.

Jacki Kelley, CEO, dentsu Americas