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Leo Burnett Promotes Its McDonald's, Samsung Creative Lead to CCO

Britt Nolan fills gap left after Susan Credle's exit

Nolan joined Leo Burnett in 2009. Photo: Leo Burnett

After crafting award-winning work for several of Leo Burnett biggest clients over the past seven years, Britt Nolan has been promoted to U.S. chief creative officer at the agency.

Most recently, Nolan was Leo Burnett's evp/executive creative director and served as the agency's creative lead for McDonald's and Samsung. In his new CCO role, he will continue to lead the creative for McDonald's and Samsung, while overseeing the Leo Burnett U.S. creative department and focusing on new business. 

Nolan steps into the role previously held by Susan Credle, Leo Burnett's former CCO, who left the agency in June 2015 to become global cheif creative officer at FCB. At Leo Burnett, Credle helmed work for Allstate's "Mayhem" campaign and Procter & Gamble's Secret. 

Nolan, who joined Leo Burnett in 2009, has served as the creative lead for Firestone, Kellogg's and Allstate. Most recently, Nolan and his team crafted the livable Airbnb model of Van Gogh's "Bedroom" for the Art Institute of Chicago.

"Britt is an open-source creative leader and is incredible at uniting diverse minds to create bold, platform ideas that yield results for our clients," said Leo Burnett CEO Rich Stoddart in a statement. "Throughout our extensive CCO search, Britt's name kept coming up. He's a business-minded creative who doubles down on integrated thinking and will create a new future for Leo Burnett."

"One of my favorite things about Leo Burnett is that we just have so much firepower. It's possible to make anything you can imagine here," said Nolan in a statement. "When we're nimble, open-minded, and collaborative, we're the best in the world. I'm incredibly excited to help shape the future of Leo Burnett, to collaborate with some of the most talented and creative people in the business, and to make awesome things happen for our clients."

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