Joanne Zaiac

Chief Client Officer, Americas

Joanne is currently a Chief Client Officer for dentsu americas. Prior to this role, Joanne was Chief Client Officer, Americas for Merkle, a leading data driven, technology enabled global performance marketing agency. Before joining Merkle, Joanne spent 18 years at DigitasLBi North America. Her most recent position was as Chief Operating Officer North America, where she focused on operational transformation and improvement of speed to market. As President of the DigitasLBi New York region for 11 years, Joanne drove significant expansion and growth of Digitas New York, adding several Fortune 500 clients and recruiting some of the industry’s top talent. She tripled the number of clients, grew the region from 100 employees to over 600 employees and helped the region earn a host of awards, from Best Places to Work in NY and Atlanta (seven consecutive years), to numerous creative and media awards including Cannes Grand Lions.

Joanne serves on the Board of Directors for DSW (Designer Shoe Warehouse). She is an Executive Member of She Runs It (formerly Advertising Women New York). She is also an honored recipient of the Academy of Women Achiever’s (YWCA) Women Achiever Award. In 2011, Joanne received the AWNY and Working Mother magazine "Advertising Working Mother of the Year" award.