Ro Kalonaros


Director of Content & Culture, Omnicom
Ro built a name and reputation for herself as a deep listener, strategic thinker, creator, and serial launcher. She launched and spearheads the strategic direction of OMC Hive, Omnicom's internal knowledge-sharing platform which provides business and cultural intelligence for their 70,000 employees to advise cross-functional teams at the holding company and agency levels. Ro built DEI and Culture into the platform and works alongside DEI leaders to make their work more visible, accessible, and scalable.

To further give voice to Omnicom talent, Ro created and hosts Omnicom’s internal podcast series (the first for a holding company). As if one podcast isn’t enough, Ro was just tapped by Adweek to co-host Marketer Momentum, their newest podcast designed to equip other mid-level execs with the tools to kickstart their careers.

Ro was also selected out of hundreds of applicants for Adweek’s Executive Mentorship Program, where she was paired with Sarah Kate Ellis, CEO of GLAAD, and had the opportunity to present at Adweek’s CMO Summit.

Ro is proudly out in the workplace and a champion of the LGBTQIA+ community as a member of Omnicom's OPEN Pride global leadership board and an LGBTQ Community Leader at Fishbowl, where she leads conversations that push the industry forward.

Ro is at her best when she’s helping young talent through mentorship and professional development via programs like 4A’s MAIP and We Are Next. Additionally, Ro serves as Co-chair of Advertising Week’s inaugural NewGen Advisory Council, where she brings fresh perspective to AW360 and the (virtual) stage.