|By Marketwired .||
|July 28, 2014 05:31 PM EDT||
CHICAGO, IL -- (Marketwired) -- 07/28/14 -- Jill Kouri, a top marketing executive with more than 20 years of corporate and agency business-to-business marketing experience, has joined JLL (NYSE: JLL) as Chief Marketing Officer, Americas. Kouri will serve as a member of the firm's Americas Executive Committee and Global Marketing Leadership Team.
Kouri, who joins JLL from Accenture where she spent 14 years in various marketing roles, will be based in Chicago and oversee all aspects of the firm's marketing and communications programs that include business development, branding, public relations and internal communications. She will drive strategies to promote JLL's modernized brand and advance the firm's growth.
"Jill's experience and expertise will be instrumental as we drive toward our strategic growth goals," said Greg O'Brien, JLL Chief Executive Officer, Americas. "We were impressed by her strong track record, creativity and commitment to client service. Jill will prove to be a key driver in JLL's journey to evolve and change the way we develop, and build and market our brand, both in the Americas and across the world."
Kouri worked most recently as managing director and global head of marketing for Accenture's Products Operating Group -- a $6.8 billion business that includes retail, consumer goods and life sciences (industries where she also served in industry marketing leadership roles). She also has led marketing for Accenture Interactive, a group focused on helping the world's leading brands drive superior marketing performance across the full multichannel experience. Kouri has worked extensively across the Americas and key European geographies, as well as in Asia, with a focus on Singapore, Japan and China.
Prior to Accenture, Kouri was Corporate Communications Director at Commerx, an eBusiness services provider for manufacturing companies and their trading partners, where she oversaw public relations and marketing and communications. Kouri began her career in business-to-business public relations and advertising.
"JLL is a first-class organization with a strong Chicago foothold and excellent global reputation," said Kouri. "I look forward to taking on this leadership role to drive innovation and growth in the Americas business."
Kouri served as Accenture's Executive Relationship Sponsor for Dress for Success, where she volunteers frequently. She earned her bachelor's degree in Journalism from Bowling Green State University and has APR (Accreditation in Public Relations) certification from the Public Relations Society of America.
JLL (NYSE: JLL) is a professional services and investment management firm offering specialized real estate services to clients seeking increased value by owning, occupying and investing in real estate. With annual fee revenue of $4 billion, JLL has more than 200 corporate offices and operates in 75 countries worldwide. On behalf of its clients, the firm provides management and real estate outsourcing services for a property portfolio of 3 billion square feet and completed $99 billion in sales, acquisitions and finance transactions in 2013. Its investment management business, LaSalle Investment Management, has $48.0 billion of real estate assets under management. JLL is the brand name of Jones Lang LaSalle Incorporated. For further information, visit www.jll.com.
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