Renetta McCann

by Edward Cates
Renetta McCann
Chief Talent Officer
Leo Burnett

Renetta McCann is Chief Talent Officer at Leo Burnett. In this role, McCann plays a pivotal role in ensuring that the company retains, attracts and arms the best and brightest minds in business today, with oversight of the agency’s U.S. recruitment, learning, benefits, talent management, organizational development and transformation as well as diversity and inclusion.


McGann has been recognized as one of the leading innovators and most influential executives in the advertising, marketing and media industries, with a global reputation for not only building brands, but also the organizations and leadership to sustain them. Recently, the American Advertising Federation honored McCann with a Diversity Achievement Award for her contributions as an Industry Influential.


McCann began her career at Leo Burnett, and, after a long tenure, she became the CEO of Starcom MediaVest Group Worldwide. Under her leadership, client billings exceeded $26 billion and the global workforce rose to more than 6,000 people.


McCann worked as an executive coach and organizational change consultant before rejoining Burnett in the fall of 2012. McCann has also served as a Corporate Director of Tribune Publishing (now named Tronc).


McCann holds a Master of Science in Learning and Organizational Change from Northwestern University.

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