Omnicom Public Relations Group is headed by prominent industry players and expert communicators with deep experience leading dynamic global teams to success.
Chief Operating Officer
Joseph serves as chief operating officer at Omnicom Public Relations Group, driving the development and execution of strategic initiatives around talent, innovation, collaboration and growth. Most recently, Joe served as partner and chief operating officer at Porter Novelli, with executive responsibility for talent, creative and strategic planning, analytics and research. In addition to leading countless strategic initiatives for the agency, he served as strategic advisor to clients in the food and beverage industry. He joined Porter Novelli in 2006 as executive vice president and leader of the agency’s strategic planning function; he also served as deputy managing director of the New York office from 2011-2013. Prior to Porter Novelli, Joe was vice president of knowledge management at Cadbury Schweppes; he also served in director level roles at Unilever and Lipton.
Chief Financial Officer
Ann is chief financial officer at Omnicom Public Relations Group. She is responsible for all financial matters working closely with the finance teams at each of the Omnicom Public Relations Group agencies. Prior to this role, Ann served as vice president of finance-operations at the DAS Group of Companies where she oversaw finance for the PR agencies. Before that, Ann served in senior roles at Taylor Public Relations as chief financial officer; DeVries Public Relations as CFO/COO and The Weber Group as senior vice president of finance. She also served as finance director for Oxford Health Plans and worked in various roles of finance, business development, client service and account management for Electronic Data Systems (now HP). Ann is a Certified Public Accountant (CPA).
Chief Innovation Officer
As OPRG’s Chief Innovation Officer, Erin Lanuti is responsible for digital innovation and product development, working closely with all agencies to scale and build performance-driven offerings in areas such as social media, content marketing, creative, influencer marketing, media relations, SEO and commerce. Prior to OPRG, Erin spent nine years at Publicis, driving integrated marketing and digital transformation across MSLGROUP and Performics. She developed and scaled a suite of global performance marketing solutions including Conversation2Commerce, a solution that linked PR to a measurable business impact across brand lift and sales. She has been awarded “Innovator of the Year” by the International Business Awards, “Digital 40 over 40” by Campaign Magazine and added to the prestigious “Innovator 25” by the Holmes Report.
President, Growth and Development, International
David is responsible for developing Omnicom Public Relations Group’s offering internationally, enabling people and organizations to connect with world-class public relations services throughout the world. He joined Omnicom Public Relations Group from one of its global networks, Ketchum, where he was chief executive for its European region and senior advisor to many of its global clients. David is known as a modernizer in the industry and an advocate for collaboration, serving as chairman for several national and international trade bodies, and his contributions to the field have been recognized with achievement awards from the Public Relations Society of America, the Public Relations and Communications Association of the UK and various magazines and publications. He has served as jury president for the Cannes Lions International Festival of Creativity, Eurobest and other creative services awards competitions, and is currently a member of the World Economic Forum’s global council on the future of behavioural sciences. David is based in London.
Lynne Anne Davis
President, Growth and Development, APAC
Following 20 years of building high-performance networks across Asia Pacific, Lynne Anne now oversees Omnicom PR Group in APAC — including OPRG Singapore and strategic initiatives that deepen collaboration amongst the group’s multiple agency brands region-wide — reporting to CEO Karen van Bergen. She is focused on building client-centered teams, prioritizing talent development and new business generation, and creating new innovative capabilities to drive overall global growth. She joined OPRG from its FleishmanHillard network, where she has led the evolution of its three networks in Asia, including BlueCurrent and VOX Global. Under her leadership, the agencies have been named regional Network of the Year multiple times by a variety of leading industry authorities, among numerous top honors. Lynne Anne is a sought-after speaker and commentator on industry trends and issues. At the Cannes Lions International Festival of Creativity, she has served on the prestigious Titanium Lions Jury and chaired the PR Lions jury. Her accolades include “Global Women’s Champion” from NAFE and inclusion on the inaugural Debrett’s Hong Kong 100 most influential people who have inspired change and innovation for the benefit of society. She was also voted as one of “Asia’s Most Admired Agency Leaders,” and debuted on PRWeek’s Power List in 2014. Lynne Anne is founding board chairman of the Hong Kong Support Foundation and a trustee for the Asian University for Women (AUW) in Bangladesh, which educates a new generation of female leaders driving change in corners of the world that need it most.