Speaker Profile

Kathleen Brookbanks
Chief Operating Officer / Hearts & Science

Kathleen Brookbanks is the chief operating officer of Hearts & Science, the newest Omnicom Media Group agency that was awarded both the Procter & Gamble and AT&T business in its first year. Previously, Ms. Brookbanks was chief operating officer of OMD U.S. Over the course of her 30-year career, she also served as president of the OMD New York office and managing director of Mindshare Chicago. Kathleen’s first 15 years in the business were at Young & Rubicam NY, where she worked in a media strategy role. Kathleen is vice-chair of the 4A’s Board and Media Leadership Council as well as a former adjunct professor at Fordham University. Everyone knows that Kathleen is a math purist and the agency’s resident psychiatrist, but her true passion is interior design. Anyone who has been in her home instantly recognizes her talent to combine bold and striking colors; clearly she hates the idea of a white wall.