USA announced the appointment of Renetta McCann as Chief Talent Officer. McCann will oversee the U.S. agency’s People & Culture group including recruitment, training, benefits and talent management. In this role, she will also serve on the leadership’s Operating Team.
McCann's appointment marks a return to familiar territory, having previously served as Chief Executive Officer of Starcom MediaVest Group as well as a number of other senior leadership roles within VivaKi, SMG and Leo Burnett. In fact, McCann began her career at Leo Burnett in 1978. She has received numerous awards within the advertising industry and the business community.
“We are thrilled that Renetta is coming home to Leo Burnett and bringing a wealth of experience and expertise to this crucial role,” said Rich Stoddart, President of Leo Burnett North America. “Renetta is committed to attracting and retaining the very best and brightest minds in business today and will help ensure that Leo Burnett is a magnet for top communications people around the world.”
McCann added: "I am really excited to join Rich, Susan, the People & Culture team and the entire U.S. agency to help further the talent at Leo Burnett and the ideals of HumanKind."A graduate of Northwestern University, McCann holds a B.S. in Speech, an M.S. in Learning and Organszational Change and a Coaching Certificate. She is also certified in the Hogan and Leadership Effectiveness assessments. She is currently on the Board of Directors of The Ancona School in Chicago, The Chicago Shakespeare Theater and The Women’s Initiative.