Jack Rooney

Chairman, Ogilvy & Mather Chicago


Jack is the chairman of Ogilvy & Mather, Chicago.

Jack originally joined O&M in 1984 as an Account Executive in the San Francisco office, which eventually became Hal Riney & Partners. Jack remained with Riney when it became an independent agency, working directly with Hal. After Riney, Jack was the Worldwide Account Director on the Levi Strauss & Co business at Foote Cone & Belding/San Francisco. He also worked on the client side as Vice President of Marketing for Miller Brewing Company before rejoining Ogilvy in 2000 as the team leader on the BP global retail business. Jack then joined Campbell Mithun in Minneapolis as CEO in 2004, before returning to O&M Chicago as president in 2007.

Jack was inducted into the American Advertising Federation Hall of Achievement in 1997. He currently represents O&M on the national board of the AAF. He is also the Chairman of the Chicago board of the American Association of Advertising Agencies. He is also a member of the board of The Off The Street Club in Chicago, a long standing charitable interest of the Chicago agency community which supports at risk youth on the west side of Chicago.

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