Lewis Williams, EVP, Head of Brand Impact, Weber Shandwick

“There is no better story than life itself.”

Lewis Williams is EVP, Head of Brand Impact at legendary PR Agency Weber Shandwick. He has had successful careers at iconic agencies Leo Burnett and most recently Burrell Communications where he held the position of Chief Creative Officer. Having over 3 decades of Total Market and Multicultural consumer marketing experience, he’s partnered with CMO’s of some of the world’s best-known brands to create award-winning creative and drive strategic and emotional connections to their customers. Lewis has deep experience working in automotive, food service, beverage, technology, financial, entertainment and consumer goods. Among those that he has represented are Toyota, McDonald’s, Ancestry, The Coca-Cola Company, Google, U.S. Army, Walt Disney World, American Airlines, Disney and Procter and Gamble. Lewis has been recognized as one of Adweek’s Creative 100, The Ad Club of New York’s Icons, Rock Stars and Innovators, winner of creative accolades from The One Show, Communications Arts, London International Awards, Kelly Awards, New York Festivals, Clio Awards and serves on the Creative Review Committee for The Ad Council. He previous served as a PR Cannes Juror and was a juror member of Cannes Lions 70. Glass: The Lion for Change. He also was selected as an inaugural fellow for the Visiting Industry Professionals Fellowship at DePaul University College of Communications. Lewis is an advocate for significant representation for diversity in creative in the communications industry. As part of his commitment to diversity and mentorship, he is an instructor for The One School for African American students, sponsored by The One Club for Creativity.