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Kathleen Brookbanks

Chief Operating Offiver

Kathleen Brookbanks

Hearts & Science

Kathleen is the Chief Operating Officer of Hearts & Science. Previously, she was Chief Operating Officer of OMD U.S., focusing on the continued evolution of OMD’s needs and structure to meet the new demands of the media marketplace. She’s also had roles leading Global Talent Management and Organizational Effectiveness for Omnicom Media Group. Over the course of her 30-year career, she’s also served as President of the OMD New York office and Managing Director of Mindshare Chicago. Kathleen is a member of the 4A’s Board and Media Leadership Council as well as a former adjunct professor at Fordham University.


Everyone knows that Kathleen is a math purist.  While being in the media business her entire career, she continues to debate the GRP, simply stating “it is simply mathematically incorrect.” As the agency’s resident psychiatrist, she’s able to show empathy and inspire people to be their best. Her true passion is interior design, and anyone who’s ever been in her home instantly recognizes her talent to combine bold and striking colors. Clearly she hates the idea of a white wall.