NEW YORK, July 20, 2021 /PRNewswire/ — UM, the global media agency network of IPG Mediabrands, today announced that its Chief Privacy Officer Arielle Garcia has been named a 2021 honoree for the American Advertising Federation’s (AAF) Advertising Hall of Achievement. For almost three decades, the Advertising Hall of Achievement has been the premier industry recognition honoring talented individuals aged 40 and under who are making a significant impact in the advertising industry through both their work and philanthropic contributions to their communities. This year’s seven inductees were chosen by the AAF’s distinguished Hall of Achievement Council of Judges.

“Arielle has been a rising star since the day she joined UM, and her command of privacy-related matters has had a profound impact on the agency’s direction,” said Lynn Lewis, US CEO, UM and AAF Board Chair, 2020-2021. “Arielle drives not only our industry-leading privacy and brand safety work, but also our core values of care and community through her work to promote civil rights and government accountability around public health, risk and safety. Arielle’s star will only continue to rise alongside the critical nature of her work in a space that increasingly impacts our industry.”

As the first agency-based Chief Privacy Officer, Garcia is recognized as one of the industry’s leading privacy experts, advising more than 100 clients globally on the rapidly evolving consumer privacy and regulatory landscapes. Garcia is the visionary behind UM’s Privacy Practice, and she was appointed Chief Privacy Officer in July 2020. Garcia also serves as head of Business Operations and Compliance globally for the ExxonMobil and Accenture accounts.

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