Agency Havas announce the appointment of Kat Ott as Co-President of Havas Chicago, marking a significant step in the agency’s journey. 

Ott will partner with Co-President and Chief Creative Officer Myra Nussbaum, following high-profile client wins and creative campaigns that have recently elevated the agency's industry presence.

Ott’s previous leadership at Doner led to remarkable success thanks to her collective capabilities of bringing together optimum talent, bold creativity and emerging technologies to produce outstanding work. The impact of her strengths will ensure continued momentum in new business and help to inspire further growth for our clients.

"Havas Chicago is on an incredible trajectory, having recently secured significant new business with industry leaders like Hilton and Wayfair," said Ott. "I am thrilled to join this team at such a seminal moment and eager to get behind the impactful work Havas delivers for its clients."

Donna Murphy, Global CEO of Havas Creative & Havas Health & You, shared her anticipation about the new leadership dynamic, saying, “The collaboration between Kat and Myra represents the right blend of business insights and creative prowess, providing a comprehensive leadership strategy for Havas Chicago that clients will love. This combined expertise is key to our aggressive plans to deliver meaningful work and grow our presence in the North American market.”

Over the past year, Havas Chicago has demonstrated its strength and creativity, winning a portion of Hilton Hotel’s Social, OLV, and activation division, and launching an award-nominated brand campaign during the Grammy’s. Additionally, the agency has undertaken Wayfair’s most significant brand transformation campaign to date, "The Wayborhood," which debuted during the Oscars, and is supporting the launch of Wayfair’s first brick-and-mortar store, which includes a community-focused mural by local artist Alyssa Low.