Andrea Lewis, Worldwide Executive Finance Director, Regional Controller, North America at Ogilvy & Mather

 Andrea Lewis, Advancing Women Executives Leader. 

Andrea Lewis, Advancing Women Executives Leader. 

Andrea Lewis is a dynamic, no-nonsense finance executive who brings 30 years of experience taking ideas to implementation. As a decisive manager, she toggles seamlessly between independent project management and collaboration. She has a proven track record of optimizing processes and driving effectiveness including converting eight different operating companies to SAP, implementing AI, and transforming businesses. With an eye toward efficiency, she stabilized off-shoring in the finance function resulting in an annual savings of 5 million dollars.

Currently, she is the Worldwide Executive Finance Director, Regional Controller, North America at Ogilvy & Mather. Andrea and her team oversee worldwide departmental budgets and the compliance of Ogilvy North America, support Geometry US, manage and implement new and existing WPP accounting guidelines, support the company’s financial system SAP, and are responsible for the Ogilvy North America Shared Service Center.

Andrea joined Ogilvy in 1990, as a staff accountant and has demonstrated success in numerous finance positions with increasing responsibility and scope. Roles have ranged from financial management of Graphic Services Studio Operations and Finance Director of the BP/Castrol business to Chief Financial Officer of Ogilvy Healthworld and Ogilvy South. Most recently she served as Controller, North America.

People and travel are integral to Andrea. When she is not crunching the numbers, she can be found broadening her horizons and questioning assumptions in places across the globe like her latest safari trip in South Africa.  She plans to touch every continent - 5 down and 2 to go. Next on her list? South America.

Andrea completed her bachelor's degree at Baruch College in New York.

Senior Vice President, Meena Elliott, Chief Legal and Administrative Officer, Corporate Secretary at Aviat Networks

 Meena Elliott, Advancing Women Executives Leader. 

Meena Elliott, Advancing Women Executives Leader. 

A forward thinking executive, leader, and strategist, Meena Elliott partners with senior leadership teams to drive growth in companies across various industries including technology, media, entertainment, and consumer goods. With over 20 years of domestic and international legal and business management experience in the private and public sector, Meena expertly advises global organizations on significant legal and HR matters. In prior business roles, she's led brand marketing, strategic planning, operational initiatives, and cross-functional teams. Meena is known for her ability to develop new, innovative strategies that motivate and retain talent and attract fresh minds.

Currently, she is the Senior Vice President, Chief Legal and Administrative Officer, Corporate Secretary of Aviat Networks, and is responsible for all legal and HR matters, as well as all governance and shareholder matters. Previously, she was the Vice President, General Counsel, Secretary. Meena expertly navigated the merger of Harris Corporation with Stratex Networks, which formed Harris Stratex now known as Aviat Networks, as the General Counsel for Harris Corporation's Microwave Communications Division. Prior to joining Harris Corporation, she was a Chief Counsel at the United States Department of Commerce and before that she worked at XM Satellite Radio as a member of the launch team during its early start-up days. Meena began her career as an attorney with Energizer where she served as Director, International Counsel, Assistant Secretary.

Highly sought after for her knowledge and skill, Meena sits on the boards for Stratus Silver Lining, Inc., Enlight Research, and Legal Momentum.

A loyal champion of women, Meena is an active member in Advancing Women Executives - an organization aimed at accelerating the careers of women in business to improve the global economy, DirectWomen Institute Alumna, and Hi-Power. In 2016, she was named a Woman of Achievement by Legal Momentum, the nation’s oldest legal advocacy organization dedicated to advancing the rights of women and girls, for her fearless leadership throughout her profession, and in 2018, she was selected as a Silicon Valley Business Journal’s Corporate Counsel of the Year honoree for her exceptional impact in a public company.    

Meena completed her Bachelor's Degree in Classics at Northwestern University, and later her Juris Doctor of Law and Master’s of Business Administration, both at Washington University in St. Louis. When she’s not in the office, she can be found spending time with her loved ones, going to the movies, or getting her blood flowing in her favorite “boot camp” fitness class.  

Anne Jacoby, Vice President of Learning, Development, and Culture at RGP

 Anne Jacoby, Advancing Women Executives Leader. 

Anne Jacoby, Advancing Women Executives Leader. 

Anne Jacoby is an entrepreneurial builder at heart, known for finding creative solutions to complex business challenges. Anne relishes in creating something great out of nothing - and it's with that spirit that she grew a start-up from one office to twelve, globally, and from less than $3M in annual revenue to over $175M. Throughout her career she has demonstrated an expert ability to build new functions and teams. Anne is a passionate people strategist with high-level expertise in transformational change initiatives.

Currently, she serves as the Vice President of Learning, Development, and Culture at RGP, a new role focused on creating a culture of learning for over 4,000 people across the firm. She formerly held a regional leadership role in business development to cultivate new strategic client relationships. Prior to RGP, Anne was Vice President of Sales Strategy and Operations at Axiom, a global professional services firm and disruptor in the legal industry. There, Anne led sales enablement initiatives across the firm. She also served as General Manager of Axiom’s Southern California practice, a division she launched in 2009. Anne started at Axiom in 2002, as a founding member of its New York-based team, and focused on client relationships in the financial services sector.

A loyal champion of women, Anne founded the Women.Influence.Leadership Employee Resource Group at Axiom, was a founding organizer of Women of Influence, Los Angeles at RGP, and is an active leader in Advancing Women Executives - an organization aimed at accelerating the careers of women in business to improve the global economy. In addition to being an advocate for the advancement of women, Anne is a big supporter of arts education as a former professional singer, actor and dancer. She currently serves on the board of the Arts High Foundation, an organization dedicated to supporting emerging artists at the Los Angeles County High School for the Arts.

Anne completed her MBA at the Leonard N. Stern School of Business, NYU, where she was the commencement speaker at Radio City Music Hall. When she is not working, she can be found on her yoga mat or enjoying the sun and salty ocean air. She currently resides in Redondo Beach with her husband and two small humans.