J. Walter Thompson New York CEO, learned extrovert, dot-connector, curious marketer, problem solver, entrepreneur at heart, mom to Billy & Katie
After 25 years in advertising, Lynn can genuinely say she is just as passionate about the business today as the day she started. As President of J. Walter Thompson New York, Lynn partners with Adam Kerj, Chief Creative Officer of J. Walter Thompson New York, to lead the agency’s flagship New York office. Together they are responsible for driving industry-leading creative work, and the overall strategic direction and growth of J. Walter Thompson's flagship office.
Lynn has been building brands and leveraging creativity as a business tool for clients for years, working with some of the world's most iconic brands including American Express, Clinique, Hershey's, Gillette and L'Oréal. Prior to joining JWT, Lynn served as President and Managing Partner of Arnold New York. In her five years at the helm, she helped grow Arnold NYC into a thriving mid-size agency, leading many new business wins including 23andMe, Alberto Culver, Del Monte, Kohler and Sanofi. Lynn also helped drive Arnold's momentum to be named Comeback Agency of the Year by Ad Age in 2010, as well as to Ad Age's A-List in 2011. Previously, she held roles at BBDO, Grey New York and Ogilvy & Mather. At the heart of agency success, Lynn believes in building a talent-centric culture that respects and nurtures ideas as well as the people who create them.
Lynn lives in Manhattan with her husband, Bill (also in the business), two kids, Billy and Katie, and dog, Weber. Life is good.