Jill Kouri is the Chief Marketing Officer, Americas at Jones Lang LaSalle (JLL) and is responsible for the marketing and brand strategy and vision for JLL’s Americas region, which includes North and South America. JLL – recently named to the Fortune 500 – is a professional services and investment management firm serving clients who own, occupy or invest in real estate. She is focused on driving differentiation – both broadly and at the point of sale. In her first year, she has developed a mission of core values for the 250-person marketing organization, as well as a comprehensive marketing strategy that is closely aligned with the business strategy. Some of her key year-one efforts include: establishment of a content marketing team and focus; better leverage of digital – both .com and online tools/technologies; reskilling and upskilling the organization; modernizing internal communications approach and efforts; developing efforts to drive more consideration/knowledge of the organization through more focused lead generation and nurturing programs. Jill serves on the firm’s Americas Executive Committee, reporting directly to the Americas CEO Greg O’Brien, and also serves on the Global Marketing Leadership Team.
Prior to joining JLL in July 2014, she spent 14 years with Accenture, where she served in increasingly senior roles. Most recently, Jill was a managing director leading marketing and communications for Accenture’s Product Operating Group, an $8 billion-plus business that is the company’s largest.
She earned a BS in Journalism with specialization in public relations from Bowling Green State University. Jill lives in the Ukrainian Village area of Chicago with her husband and two children. In her spare time, she loves being active –including skiing, yoga, kettlebell and spinning.
Jill has navigated her career by being direct, transparent and authentic. She asks a lot of questions, shares real-time comments/feedback and is intellectually curious. She is always a strong advocate for her team, and is known as an understanding and accessible leader.