has established a record of innovation, creative action, client service and leadership.
As CEO of Starcom USA, she is driving a true next-generation media agency focused on the convergence of media, technology and creativity; enabling the design of unique human experiences, at scale, with impressive results.
Under Donohue's leadership, Starcom
has exceeded challenges on behalf of some of the world's top marketers, including Samsung
, Procter & Gamble
, Bank of America
, Anheuser-Busch InBev
, Best Buy
, among others.
has driven Starcom's
industry-leading digital offering and invested heavily in the agency's Data & Analytics practice.
Donohue serves as a member of Starcom MediaVest Group's Global Executive Management Group, and also oversees SMG's overall global product excellence initiatives, human experience strategy and research groups, in addition to the Halogen and Local Spectrum agencies.
Since becoming CEO of Starcom USA in 2009, Donohue has led the media agency to be the most awarded in the country, winning more than 100 honors for clients in the past two years alone, spanning disciplines including digital, print, TV, mobile, out of home, event, social and branded content.
brought home four Cannes Lions in 2013 in three different categories, including a Gold Lion in Media.
The agency has been named the most effective media agency network in North America by the Effies for the past three years, and was selected as MEDIA's 2011 Creative Media Agency of the Year.
Prior to tackling the top job at Starcom, Donohue served as President, Truth & Design at sister agency MediaVest.
It was her
re-imagination of planning that yielded Truth & Design's methodology - transforming the historically linear process into an ideas-based approach that best unearths insights and connects brands with people through proprietary tools and approaches.
Donohue also oversaw the agency's digital practice, P&G-dedicated investment group and product development team, helping MediaVest garner 25 award winners and finalists in her last 12 months.
Prior to her time at MediaVest, Donohue worked her way up to EVP/managing director at Starcom on accounts including Morgan Stanley, Nintendo and Philip Morris Corporate.
Since launching her
career in 1987, she
has exhibited strong strategic thinking on a variety of accounts including Kellogg's, General Motors, Mars, Miller, NYSE, P&G, Samsonite and Sony
received the honor of Chicago Advertising Federation's
Advertising Woman of the Year in 2011, as well as Adweek's 2011 Executive Media All-Star.
In 2006 Advertising Age recognized her
as a Woman to Watch.
Donohue is an officer on the Board of Trustees of Milton Academy in Massachusetts, serves on the Advertising Women of New York (AWNY) Board of Directors, the 4A's Board of Directors and Media Leadership Council, and is a member of The Chicago Network.