TBWA Worldwide Elevates Amie Miller to Global Chief Talent Officer


August 21, 2017

Miller will lead talent recruitment, human resources, training, career development, and culture practices across the TBWA collective

New York—August 21, 2017 —TBWA Worldwide CEO Troy Ruhanen announced today that Amie Miller has been named Chief Talent Officer, TBWA Worldwide, a new role in which she will lead talent recruitment, human resources, training, career development, and culture practices across the TBWA collective, which encompasses 11,300 employees in 305 offices and 96 countries. Miller, who joined TBWA earlier this year from MDC as Chief Talent Officer for TBWA\Chiat\Day New York, will remain based in the company’s global headquarters in New York. She will report directly to Ruhanen.

As Chief Talent Officer for TBWA globally, Miller takes over some of the responsibilities that had been handled by President, International, Emmanuel Andre, who is leaving the company. Since 2015, Andre has led TBWA’s global people strategy, spearheading executive-level talent recruitment, and developing and implementing a suite of global employee training programs now in place company-wide.

Miller will now set the vision and further expand TBWA’s highly regarded training programs, including the Wright Academy for promising junior talent, the Tiger Academy for rising mid-level stars across all disciplines, and the Master Gunners program for creative leaders, among others. She will be aided by Rhonda George, TBWA’s lead for the programs, who will take on an expanded strategic role for the agency’s global talent development programs. With a special focus on TBWA’s most promising up-and-coming talent, George will partner with Miller to ensure the company’s rising stars are engaged, retained and developed as future leaders.

Miller will also serve as TBWA’s liaison for Omnicom’s flagship executive training program, Omnicom University.

One of Miller’s key responsibilities will be to further TBWA’s agenda to achieve a more equal and diverse company. She will play an important role in TBWA’s Take The Lead program, the goal of which is to achieve a gender-balanced workplace, with an initial target of increasing women in leadership roles across the TBWA collective by 20% by the year 2020.

Commenting on the appointment, Ruhanen said: “Our people are our product. Our people are our culture. Our people are TBWA. To that end, there is no greater responsibility in this company than the advocate for our people, and Amie is the right leader for this important task. She has a true gift for identifying and nurturing talent, and in her time in New York, she has impressed at every turn. Her combination of experience at top creative agencies and a holding company makes her an ideal fit for the global Chief Talent Officer, and we are thrilled at the opportunity to expand her role across our collective.”

“We are also grateful to Emmanuel Andre and his nearly 25 years of dedicated service to TBWA,” continued Ruhanen. “Few people have worked across as many roles and regions in our company as Emmanuel, and few people have impacted so many people, personally and professionally. We wish him the very best in his next chapter.”

Prior to joining TBWA, Miller was SVP, Chief Talent Officer at MDC, helping MDC partner agencies around the world to attract and retain key senior and executive talent within all departments over the last six years. Prior to MDC, Miller was VP, Talent Director for CP+B in Miami. Miller began her career in account management, also at CP+B, where she became VP, Account Director on the Virgin Atlantic and Truth anti-smoking businesses.

About TBWA Worldwide
TBWA Worldwide (http://www.tbwa.com) is a top-ten ranked global advertising agency collective that uses Disruption® methodologies to develop business-changing ideas for brands. TBWA has 11,300 employees across 305 offices in 98 countries and also includes brands such as Auditoire, Digital Arts Network (DAN), eg+ worldwide, The Integer Group®, TBWA\Media Arts Lab and TBWA\WorldHealth. TBWA’s global clients include adidas, Apple, Gatorade, Henkel, McDonald’s, Michelin, Nissan, Pernod Ricard, Standard Chartered Bank, Singapore Airlines, Sotheby’s and Vichy. Follow TBWA on Twitter and Instagram and like us on Facebook