Lisa Bennett

Chief Creative Officer

TM Advertising in Dallas,TX.

Lisa Bennett (Dallas, TX) is Chief Creative Officer at TM Advertising. In 2017, the management team bought TM back from Interpublic Group (IPG) reclaiming the agency's independence and becoming the only woman-owned, full-service brand creative agency in Dallas. In her role at TM, Lisa oversees all creative and production activity across a broad range of clients including Universal Orlando Resort, Community Coffee, Taco Bueno, Statoil, Riviana Foods and Japan Airlines.

Prior to joining TM, Lisa was EVP/Creative, North America for DDB Worldwide. Before assuming the North American role, she was Managing Partner, Chief Creative Officer of DDB West. Over the course of 10 years, Lisa transformed the San Francisco office by attracting a diverse group of talent and creating award-winning work for clients such as Clorox, Green Works, Glad, ESPN and Kingsford. Lisa helped diversify the agency by bringing in new accounts such as Intel, ConAgra Foods, McAfee and Benefit Cosmetics.

Lisa began her career at Leo Burnett and rose through the ranks to become EVP/Executive Creative Director where she led the creative charge on iconic brands such as McDonald’s, Disney, Heinz, Delta Airlines and Coca-Cola. In addition, she served on the US Operating Board.

Over the years, Lisa and her teams have been recognized at every major International awards show including CLIO’s, One Show, D&AD, Webby Awards, Effie’s and Cannes International Festival of Creativity where she received a Gold Media Lion, Silver Outdoor Lion, Bronze Design Lion and multiple Film Lions. She has served on International juries for Cannes Lions, CLIO Awards, D&AD, Communications Arts, New York Festivals and One Show.

Lisa was named one of Advertising Age’s “21 to Watch in the 21st Century” and one of Business Insider’s top 10 “Most Creative Women in Advertising.” She graduated from the University of Texas with a bachelor’s degree in Advertising. Her husband Chris is also a UT graduate and holds a BBA in Accounting and MBA in Finance.