EVP, MD, and NY market leader, Burson Cohn & Wolfe

By Donna Imperato, global CEO, Burson Cohn & Wolfe

Recognizing Jillian and writing about her leadership in our organization, as well as her influence among clients and the industry, feels long overdue. It is also an honor. I’ve known Jillian for 21 years, since she joined our agency as a senior account executive and quickly demonstrated her leadership skills and fierce loyalty to her colleagues, teams, and clients.

Jillian is in a league of her own. Her experience stretches across every disease category. She has launched dozens of products and managed FDA milestones as well as Rx to OTC switches. She has also worked across diagnostics, biotech, healthcare systems, and other areas critical to the business.

Everyone who knows Jillian would agree she is a smart and savvy comms professional and influencer at large. She understands how to engage all kinds of constituents.

What I admire the most about Jillian is her unwavering dedication to her team and anyone under her care. Jillian is probably the strongest team builder in the comms industry. She identifies, nurtures, and retains the best talent and builds diverse teams that enable us to provide the best thinking and creative for our clients.

I feel lucky to have Jillian as one of our top leaders and I’m so proud of her many achievements.


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