Leo Burnett Hires Jordan Doucette as EVP, Executive Creative Director to Lead Kellogg Business
She will oversee the U.S. work, building on the brands that Leo Burnett originally helped create
Jordan Doucette was named executive vice president and executive creative director at Leo Burnett Chicago. She starts in her new position immediately and will report to Britt Nolan, chief creative officer, Leo Burnett Chicago.
Doucette joins the agency from Taxi Toronto, where she worked for more than 10 years, most recently having held the role of chief creative officer. She will be responsible for overseeing the creative product for the Kellogg Co. account. She will lead the U.S. work, building on the brands that Leo Burnett helped create more than 50 years ago, and evolving the brands’ characters in today’s digital world.
Get to know more about Doucette’s experience and her plans for the future.
What are you most excited/eager to do in your new role?
I’m so excited to learn about where The Kellogg Company is hoping to take its brands and to work collaboratively with the team to get to great work that works hard and gets talked about. And working on such iconic brands like Rice Krispies, Eggo and Frosted Flakes has pretty much made me a hero in the eyes of my daughter.
What are you most proud of in your career?
Having been selected as a Cannes juror this past summer was definitely amazing. Beyond seeing so much inspiring work, I was surrounded by people who continuously push themselves to try new things. I think that experience was the catalyst for me starting to explore what my next big life and career adventure would be.
I’m also passionate about helping women succeed in the industry. I think the best work comes from a diverse group of people with different perspectives, and that means more women, around more tables, voicing their ideas. Most recently, I had the opportunity to work with Google and their WomenWill speaker series and podcasts, which I see as an amazing vehicle to help women climb the ranks in their respective industries.
Do you have any personal routines that help you foster creativity?
I love to run, and have found that it’s an amazing way to get to new ideas. You go to a place in your head where you stop thinking rationally, and start thinking with parts of your brain that you don’t tap into day-to-day. Outside of the pavement-pounding moments and being a very extroverted-introvert, I’ve made myself a promise to just say “yes” to doing new things and meeting new people. From every one of those experiences, I get a fresh perspective that I think helps create work that more authentically connects with people.
What are your hobbies and interests outside of work?
My 10-year old, dogs, interior design, making stuff, gym-ing, eating good food, exploring the city and organizing (I’m German, it’s in my blood).
Keep reading for even more background on why Jordan is an exciting hire and great fit for Leo Burnett.