George-Denniston elevated to Chief Learning and Development
Officer and Monica
Torres to Executive Director, Global Recruiting
YORK, Sept. 22, 2022 /PRNewswire/ --
TBWAWorldwide today announced the promotion of Rhonda George-Denniston to Chief Learning and
Development Officer and Monica
Torres to Executive Director, Global Recruiting.
Both are new roles for the company and signal TBWA's commitment
to attracting, growing and retaining the world's best creative
talent by offering an unparalleled employee experience that places
a premium on learning, development and growth.
As Chief Learning and Development Officer, George-Dennison leads
TBWA's talent development strategy, ensuring key talent is retained
and thriving throughout their careers. Focusing on a systematic and
interactive learning approach, she will advocate for individual
growth plans, while leading TBWA's signature learning and
development programs, which span the full career lifecycle from
entry level to the C-suite.
Since joining TBWA in 2001, George-Dennison has risen the ranks
at TBWA, bringing years of experience and knowledge to TBWA and the
people across the collective. In the last year, to create greater
access to learning and development, she spearheaded the launch of
TBWAU—the company's open-access learning platform—which is open to
all and enables anyone to take control of their own career
"Rhonda's mission is to help people be their best selves," said
Amie Miller, Chief Talent Officer,
TBWAWorldwide. "Her energy, entrepreneurialism and ability to truly
listen and foster a deep sense of connection have been invaluable
to the people of our collective always, but especially over the
past two and a half years. She continues to innovate and to
tirelessly advocate for our people. At a time when people want
different things out of their work experience and have changing
aspirations, having Rhonda at the helm is even more critical."
"I'm immensely proud and humbled to be TBWA's first Chief
Learning and Development Officer," added George. "Over the years we
have meticulously crafted a portfolio of development initiatives
for our people. Today, it's a new frontier in preparing our pirates
to be future-ready; it's challenging, it's exciting, and I'm
looking forward to working with my team, our leadership team and
members of our collective to continue the work of expanding growth
opportunities for our people to be life-long learners, thriving
personally and professionally at TBWA."
Torres joined TBWAChiatDay NY in 2017 to lead the agency's
recruitment efforts. She has been integral in leading the agency's
effort to make the recruitment processes more objective by
conducting extensive interviewer training and changing the
company's interview process to reduce bias in hiring.
In her new global role, she will lead TBWA's high priority
global searches, support global client talent needs, and lead the
agency's strategy for global talent mobility, ensuring the best
talent can grow in the collective by having access to open roles
across markets, disciplines and geographies.
"Monica understands the dynamics of an agency, clients and
brands, and what makes for highly effective and fulfilled teams,"
added Miller. "One of her gifts is to look outside of the
conventional path to find talent in a parallel but different
industry who would thrive in our creative organization. She
understands what motivates people, and her rigor, positivity and
dedication is unparalleled. We're thrilled she is now working
across our collective."
Earlier this year, TBWA's proprietary Future of Creative Work
research found that compared with the general employee benchmark,
the industry's creative talent are significantly less likely to be
satisfied with their work/life balance (55%, compared to a 64%
global benchmark), and more likely to feel burned out or
discouraged. George-Denniston and Torres will work with Miller,
along with the collective's talent leads and executive leadership,
to drive the company's employee experience agenda to meet the needs
of modern talent.
For more information about working with The Disruption® Company,
please see some of our open positions on TBWA's LinkedIn.
About TBWA Worldwide
TBWA is The Disruption® Company. We use creativity to help
businesses challenge the status quo and capture an unfair share of
the future. Named one of the World's Most Innovative Companies
by Fast Company in 2022, 2021, 2020 and 2019,
AdAge's 2022 Agency Network of the Year
and Adweek's Global Agency of the Year in 2021, we are
a creative company that uses trademarked Disruption® methodologies
to help businesses address their challenges and achieve
transformative growth. Our collective has 10,000+ creative minds in
41 countries, and also includes brands such as Auditoire, Digital
Arts Network (DAN), eg+ worldwide, GMR, TBWAMedia Arts Lab,
TBWAWorldHealth and TRO. Global clients include adidas, Apple,
Gatorade, Henkel, Hilton Hotels, McDonald's, Nissan and Singapore
Airlines. Follow us on LinkedIn, Twitter and Instagram. TBWA is
part of Omnicom Group (NYSE: OMC).
About Omnicom Group Inc.
Omnicom Group Inc.
(NYSE: OMC) (www.omnicomgroup.com) is a leading
global marketing and corporate communications company.
Omnicom's branded networks and numerous specialty firms
provide advertising, strategic media planning and
buying, digital and interactive marketing, direct and
promotional marketing, public relations and other specialty
communications services to over 5,000 clients in more than 70
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