Global Chief Executive Officer, UM
Eileen Kiernan is the Global CEO of UM, an award-winning global media agency that leverages the transformational power of rich analytics and insights to drive growth and engage consumers across content and connections. Eileen is responsible for UM’s global Futureproof strategy, direction and operations, overseeing global management for UM’s clients, including American Express, BMW, Johnson & Johnson, Levi Strauss & Co. and Sony, among others. With more than 25 years of experience spanning brand stewardship, integrated marketing, creative strategy, business development and team leadership, Eileen brings a rich blend of purpose-driven creativity, innate curiosity and diversity of thought to her role. Under her leadership, UM was named Campaign’s Global Media Agency of the Year in 2021 and Adweek’s US Media Agency of the Year in 2020. Eileen sits on the Board of the AEF, the ANA’s Educational Foundation. Originally from Ireland, Eileen holds degrees from University College Dublin and Pace University. She lives in New Jersey with her husband, Denis, daughter, Grace and their many four legged friends.