BBDO Worldwide Appoints Chief Diversity, Equity and Inclusion Officer, Jason Rosario

NEW YORK, Aug. 18, 2020 /PRNewswire/ — BBDO Worldwide announced today that Jason Rosario has been hired as Chief Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion Officer. Rosario brings over 14 years of experience, and a track record for driving change. 

Rosario will be based in New York, report to BBDO Worldwide President & CEO, Andrew Robertson, and partner with senior leadership to impact agency diversity policy and plans, recruitment, retention, training, education, and leverage of the network’s work to advance diversity, equity, and inclusion, in the network, the industry, and society at large. 

“We have a unique opportunity to transform BBDO, and the advertising industry at-large, through an intersectional and equitable lens. We want to continue to evolve our agency’s mindset to foster a new wave of inclusive culture and accountability, while, of course, doing great and resonant work for our clients. I’m excited to take on this next challenge at such an iconic agency and to see our progress in action,” said Rosario. 

Rosario has worked with top clients including Netflix, Yahoo!, Spotify, Verizon Media Group, and Huffington Post, helping brands identify inclusive practices at the enterprise level. In 2017, he founded The Lives of Men, a social impact creative agency that explores themes around masculinity, mental health and culture. He has facilitated numerous workshops on allyship, psychological safety, race, and culture.

Prior to this, Rosario worked for Verizon Media Group as Manager of Global Diversity & Inclusion and was the Executive Producer and Host of the Yahoo! News original web series “Dear Men.” He has a background in financial services and is a graduate of NYU’s Stern School of Business. Rosario also sits on the board of Made of Millions, a non-profit organization changing the negative stigmas around mental health. In 2019 he was selected as one of Black Enterprise’s “BE Modern Men of Distinction.”

He begins September 8th.

BBDO’s mantra is “The Work. The Work. The Work.”  Every day, BBDO people in 289 offices in 81 countries work day by day, job by job and client by client to create and deliver the world’s most compelling commercial content.  BBDO is part of Omnicom Group Inc. (NYSE: OMC) (, a leading global marketing and corporate communications company.


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Omnicom Group Appoints Adrian Sapollnik Executive Vice President, Strategy and Corporate Development

NEW YORK, Aug. 4, 2020 /PRNewswire/ — Omnicom Group Inc. (NYSE:OMC) today announced an executive promotion within the company’s senior management team. Adrian Sapollnik has been promoted to Executive Vice President, Strategy and Corporate Development.

As EVP, Sapollnik will continue to play a key leadership role in the Office of the CEO, responsible for developing, coordinating and executing Omnicom-wide strategy initiatives while working closely with senior leadership of the company’s networks – BBDO, DDB, TBWA, Omnicom Media Group and DAS – and their agencies. He will also continue to oversee the merger and acquisition team as well as real estate operations. 

“Over the last 10 years, Adrian has been a key player in all major decisions we have made at Omnicom, including the initiatives to align and drive growth and efficiencies throughout our business portfolio and, most recently, adjusting operations so that we can weather the pandemic and emerge successfully on the other side,” said John Wren, Chairman and CEO of Omnicom. “His knowledge of Omnicom, our sector, M&A and finance have made him a vital member of our executive team and we are pleased to be expanding his roles and responsibilities.”

Sapollnik joined Omnicom in 2009 as Senior Vice President of Finance and Corporate Development and was responsible for investor relations, mergers and acquisitions, and special projects.

Prior to joining Omnicom, Sapollnik spent ten years in investment banking in New York. From 1998 through 2007, he worked at J.P. Morgan Securities in its technology, media and telecommunications practice and subsequently joined Credit Suisse’s telecommunications and media group. During this time, he advised companies on strategic and financing activities, including mergers, acquisitions, and debt and equity capital issuances. Earlier, Sapollnik worked in the audit and assurance practice at Coopers & Lybrand in New York.

About Omnicom 
Omnicom Group Inc. (NYSE-OMC) ( 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 countries.