Omnicom Group has appointed Gracia Martore, the former President and CEO of TEGNA (FKA Gannett) to its board of directors as an independent member, effective immediately. The appointment of Martore (who retired in May) expands Omnicom’s Board to 13 Directors, 11 of whom are considered independent. The inside board members are Chairman Bruce Crawford, and CEO John Wren.
Martore held various leadership roles over her 30-year career at both TEGNA and Gannett, including CFO before being named CEO. Prior to joining Gannett, she worked for 12 years in the banking industry.
Martore serves on the Boards of Directors of The Associated Press, FM Global, United Rentals and WestRock Company, as well as on the Board of Trustees of her alma mater Wellesley College.
"We conducted an exhaustive search for someone who would further strengthen our board's breadth of talent and background, and we are delighted to have identified such an outstanding leader," said Bruce Crawford, Chairman of the Omnicom Board of Directors. "Gracia's expertise in business transformation, as well as running a leading media company, will be of great benefit to Omnicom."