D Britton Recognized for Incredible Contribution to the Industry and Years of Professional Success

D Britton

We are proud to announce the latest inclusion in the Marquis Who's Who is D Britton, director of talent acquisition across North America at VMLY&R. 

In her leadership position at VMLY&R, a global advertising agency, Ms. Britton has substantially contributed in growing the company's employee force, further bolstering and cementing diverse talent for the agency supporting a roster of leading brands. 

Prior to VMLY&R, Ms. Britton served at Havas and Leo Burnett, earning certifications in managing bias and diversity and inclusion in the workplace. It was during her time at Leo Burnett that Ms. Britton built a hugely successful high school internship program to help connect underserved communities in Chicago with the advertising community. The internship program, called Leo's Vision, was a huge success across the industry and continues to support young students. In 2015, Ms. Britton, along with other co-founders of the program, were awarded the American Advertising Federation's Mosaic Diversity award for their efforts on the program helping to benefit and enrich career journeys for young students. 

Ms. Britton's passion point has always been mentorship and giving back to her community. She has been heavily involved with volunteer efforts across her entire career, taking advantage of her passion for cooking to prepare meals for families at Ronald McDonald House Charities and designing and rehabilitating the interior of the facility for Off The Street Club, a local boys and girls club.

Ms. Britton's career has been spent in the service of others. On top of her volunteer efforts, Ms. Britton is deeply passionate about sharing her knowledge with future generations, accomplishing this goal through mentorship. She strives to help her protégés navigate their lives and build successful careers for themselves.

She identifies herself as someone who can always be relied upon to provide a helping hand to others in need, and her civic work has given her strong ties to the community, not to mention a great deal of personal satisfaction. Ms. Britton also credits her faith in keeping her strong throughout her career. "You can be great at what you do and bad at who you are," Ms. Britton says, "[but] being a successful leader means that you need to learn to be great at both."

"From the day I started my career back in 2014, Ms. Britton has always been a pillar of support for me," says Paanii Annan, a mentee of Ms. Britton and management supervisor at Wieden + Kennedy. "She was always available to talk, uplifted me, and gave me guidance when I felt stuck … I hope to impact someone else's career the way that she has impacted mine."

"Under D's leadership, the Leo's Vision Internship not only gave us a holistic view of the advertising industry but also the opportunity to take part in workshops that helped shape our business etiquette and acumen … I cannot thank D enough for going the extra mile to create such a remarkable internship experience," says Kayla Crittle, D's mentee and associate digital strategist at Publicis Media. 

Ms. Britton has also significantly built upon her considerable talents in recruiting outside of her work, having been active as a founding member of diversity programs and partnerships for Allies in Recruiting (AIR).

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