Street Talk for January 1, 2021
Emily K. Graham

Omnicom Group (NYSE: OMC) has named Emily K. Graham as chief equity and impact officer and SVP, diversity and inclusion communications. She will be responsible for accelerating the holding company’s diversity, equity and inclusion (DE&I) efforts and executing OPEN 2.0, Omnicom’s action plan for achieving systemic equity for all professionals across its agencies. She will also serve as a senior communications counselor, advising on DE&I matters. Graham succeeds Tiffany R. Warren in this role and will report to Omnicom’s chairman and CEO, John Wren. Previously serving as chief diversity and inclusion officer at FleishmanHillard, Graham brings a deep understanding of Omnicom’s internal structures and existing DE&I efforts along with 15 years of global agency experience as a corporate communications strategist. In her role at FleishmanHillard, she headed a global taskforce that accelerated DE&I as a business priority across the firm’s 2,500-person network. She also launched and led True MOSAIC, a global practice dedicated to providing clients strategic communications counsel on DE&I. Graham’s commitment to DE&I started two years prior to assuming the chief diversity and inclusion officer role, having co-led FleishmanHillard’s efforts since 2018. In her new role at Omnicom, Graham will lead the OPEN Leadership Team, a group of Diversity Champions dedicated full-time to providing structure, support, counsel and visibility to DE&I initiatives and policies throughout Omnicom. She will help the group leverage its expertise to advise clients and internal teams on DE&I matters. In addition to her DE&I work, Graham previously served on FleishmanHillard’s leadership Cabinet and co-led the financial and professional services sector group for the Americas, guiding some of the firm’s leading clients in transformation, corporate reputation and executive visibility. Prior to FleishmanHillard, she held senior positions at MWWPR and Burson-Marsteller. Graham currently serves as board member for the Institute of Public Relations (IPR). Supporting Graham in her efforts will be Ana Leen, Omnicom’s newest director of diversity, equity and inclusion. Leen joins the group as the current president of American Advertising Federation (AAF) Austin and director of partnerships for ADCOLOR. Prior to her role at Omnicom Group, Leen served as account director at GSD&M for six years, where she helped lead and grow the agency’s multicultural business.....


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