Omnicom Public Relations Group is headed by prominent industry players and expert communicators with deep experience leading dynamic global teams to success.
John Doolittle joined Omnicom in January 1999 as CFO, Americas of Diversified Agency Services (DAS) and was promoted to the Global CFO of DAS in 2005. In 2013, he was appointed President of DAS, playing a central role in financial management, geographic expansion, acquisitions, organic development of new service offerings and talent strategies. As the single largest network within Omnicom, DAS is widely recognized as the industry’s premier group of connected specialty and marketing communications agencies. In January 2020, John was named interim CEO of Omnicom Public Relations Group, the largest collection of PR talent in the industry.
Prior to joining DAS, John was the CFO & EVP of IPR North America (now part of IPG), which included Weber Shandwick and Golin/Harris as subsidiaries. Earlier in his career, he worked for Deloitte handling audits and M&A activity on behalf of clients. John is a graduate of Hartwick College and New York University.
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).
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.
With an intimate knowledge of today’s complex consumer and media environment, Kate has a proven track record developing corporate reputation narratives and integrated communications campaigns that resonate with key stakeholders. She currently serves as Executive Vice President, Corporate Communications & Integrated Solutions at Omnicom Public Relations Group (OPRG), which encompasses 19 agencies within Omnicom. In this role, Kate leads cross-agency collaboration and integration for OPRG, bringing to bear the best capabilities, services and talent from our agencies to clients. She also oversees internal and external communications across the group’s agencies. Prior to OPRG, she spent seven years at Porter Novelli working in the Reputation Management practice, creating corporate reputation initiatives at the C-Suite level. She has built integrated campaigns, strengthened employee engagement and managed crisis situations for clients such as HP Inc., Johnson & Johnson, Capital One and the Almond Board of California. Her work for the Almond Board earned a Public Relations Society of America Silver Anvil Award. Kate was also named to PR News’ Rising PR Stars 30 & Under list in 2017. She is a graduate of Hamilton College and currently lives in Brooklyn with her husband and dog.
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.
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.
Emily Dunlop is the global business leader for technology at Omnicom PR Group. In this role, she works with the technology communications professionals across 14 agencies globally to collaborate and accelerate growth in the tech sector. Emily joined Omnicom in March 2020 from WPP, where she was most recently U.S. president of technology specialty agency AxiCom. In that role, she led a team across the U.S. to achieve impressive organic and new growth. Before AxiCom, she held leadership roles at agencies and companies in the Bay Area, most notably leading WPP’s PR relationship with Dell through the company’s privatization, acquisition of EMC and return to public markets. Emily is a collaborator by nature and passionate advocate for integrated communications, rooted in a belief that a company’s reputation is not built by PR alone. In her career, she has worked side-by-side with PR, creative, digital, media and experiential agencies to build programs that truly impact clients’ businesses. That power of collaboration drives her thinking every day. In her role at Omnicom Public Relations Group, she is connecting capabilities from across the group to bring to market the very best in integrated communications for tech-driven companies. She focuses her deep experience in technology – ranging from cloud services and infrastructure, to gaming, to AI and machine learning, to consumer services and devices, and more – to build teams, craft programs, and spark ideas tailored to clients’ business goals. Emily holds a bachelor’s degree in political science from Kenyon College. Outside of work, she is a music fanatic, she volunteers with Edgewood Center for Children and Families, and she practices archery.
Paul George is the global business leader, health for OPRG, a collection of more than 2,000 health consultants across 14 agencies globally. Paul was appointed to this role almost four years ago in order to grow and develop and further increase collaboration and accelerate business expansion in the health sector. Paul has been with Omnicom for almost 20 years holding leadership roles at FleishmanHillard and Porter Novelli. He has a strong track record for delivering growth for Omnicom, organizing and leading best in class teams of consultants across a wide range of business defining moment for clients from IPO’s, M&A, product commercialization, and LOE strategies. In 2015 Paul was honored by PRWeek as one of the industry’s most influential communications leaders under the age of 40. In 2017 Paul was named one of the Health Influencer 50 by PRWeek and MM&M. Paul graduated with honors from the University of East Anglia, U.K. and Universidad Autonoma de Madrid with a B.Sc (Hons) in biological sciences.