Interpublic Group announced that Kristen Cavallo will be retiring as Global CEO of MullenLowe this spring and will remain available to the company in an advisory capacity until 2025. Cavallo announced that her next move will include applying her deep and varied communications experience to political and societal causes. A strategist turned CEO, Cavallo is recognized for crafting strategies and competitive positionings that result in business growth. While awarded in her career for her client work, she is also known for caring deeply for the agencies and the people she works with and leads.

In 2022, Cavallo was named Global CEO of international creative network MullenLowe. Since then, she?s overseen key new business wins and further diversified the leadership teams and workforce of the global network. Prior to her role at MullenLowe, Cavallo spent six years as CEO of The Martin Agency. Cavallo recently announced her successors as CEOs appointing Frank Cartagena at MullenLowe U.S. and Danny Robinson at The Martin Agency. Both were previous Chief Creative Officers who bring those skill sets to the role.

Alex Leikikh, Interpublic Executive Vice President and MullenLowe Global Chairman, will resume Global MullenLowe CEO responsibilities, a role he held previously. Kristen joined Mullen in 1994 as employee #174. She fell in love with advertising, its people, and its possibilities. After a 30-year career in the industry, Cavallo looks forward to applying her expertise to political and societal causes she cares about.  Cavallo has remained a visible industry champion for DEI throughout her career and has transformed the leadership teams at the agencies she has led by making them more diverse.