Icons, Rock Stars, & Innovators: Lewis Williams

Lewis Williams, EVP Head of Brand Impact, Weber Shandwick

What makes an INNOVATOR?

They travel the roads not taken…a pioneer of change…fearlessly creating groundbreaking initiatives and solutions!

Recognized as one of Adweek’s 2018 Creative 100, Lewis is a passionate, award-winning creative leader and storyteller with extensive experience in total and multicultural marketing. During his career, he has created work for major brands such as Google, McDonald’s, Walmart, Toyota, American Airlines, Coca-Cola, Budweiser, Walt Disney World, Walmart, Allstate, Miller Lite and Comcast. Lewis is active on the speaker circuit where he shares his perspective and experiences on diversity in the marketing and communications industry. He also has had the honor of serving on the jury of prestigious creative award shows as Cannes Lions, The International ANDY Awards, The One Show, The Clios and Communication Arts Advertising Competition.

After spending much of his successful career at iconic agencies Leo Burnett (SVP Creative Director) and Burrell Communications (EVP Chief Creative Officer) he is now EVP Head of Brand Impact at legendary PR agency Weber Shandwick.  Partnering across client experience, creative and strategy teams he helps drive deeper impact and cultural relevance for the agency and its partners. 

Lewis is a distinguished alumnus of The Kent State School of Design where established the Lewis and Dona Williams Scholarship Fund. The funds are dedicated to those students needing financial assistance.

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The AD Club Foundation is proud to recognize outstanding industry professionals, during our 5th Annual Black History Month recognition series titled, “Icons, Rock Stars & Innovators”.

Each day during Black History Month we profile a selected “Icon, Rock Star & Innovator” across all our digital platforms. Though we cannot be together in person, the spirit of our history and the legacy of our excellence lives on in us. Follow the series on Instagram, Twitter, and LinkedIn!

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Check out our other content from previous years

2020 – Honorees 2019 – Sizzle Reel 2019 – Online Exhibition 2019 – Icons, RockStars, & Innovators 2018 – Icons, RockStars, & Innovators