Lori Hiltz serves as Chief Executive Officer, Global Brands for Havas Media Group focused on increasing the number of global clients Havas Group manages globally and strengthening the relationships we have with existing multi-market clients.A media pioneer, Hiltz calls upon her decades of experience leading marketing teams to deliver best in class work on behalf of Havas clients. A renowned marketing strategist, Lori has a passion for storytelling and deep understanding of the ever evolving media landscape and how to connect brands to consumers. This expertise fuels her vision and leadership of the agency’s North American business. Since joining Havas in 2012, Lori has held positions of increasing authority including leading Havas Media’s Chicago office including all leadership for the Sears Holdings account -- Havas Media’s largest client. She also had responsibility for driving strategic thinking, innovation, and media optimization. She was later was promoted to President & CEO of Havas Media North America a position she held for four years. She was again promoted to her current position in the spring of 2016.During her tenure as CEO of North America, Lori led the business through a period of unprecedented growth. She strengthened relationships with the agency’s long-term flagship clients including LVMH, Sears Holdings Company and Fidelity. Additionally, the agency has enjoyed a string of business development success adding clients across a broad array of industries including satellite giant DISH, Emirates Airlines, Safelite, Reynolds, the National Association of Realtors and the iconic National Football League expanding the firm’s client portfolio. Before joining Havas, Lori held positions of increasing authority at Omnicom Group on behalf of iconic brands including Chrysler, Dodge, Jeep and RAM. Lori also held senior positions at Doner Advertising, Lowe: Campbell-Ewald and JWT during the course of her career. In 2011 she received the Bill Harmon Award from the Chicago Advertising Federation and counts several Effie awards to her credit. She has served as a Grand Ogilvy Judge for the 2015 ARF David Ogilvy Awards and was a keynote speaker at ARF’s RE!THINK Conference. She currently sits on the board of The Ad Council, the ARF, IRTS and is a member of the 4A’s Media Leadership Council. Lori plays an active role on the board of St. Patrick’s Cathedral in Chicago. Lori holds a Bachelor of Arts in Advertising from Michigan State University. A dedicated distance runner she has completed three different marathons. Lori and her husband make their home in Chicago.