KRISTEN CAVALLO

Kristen's goal with her two kids is to have more stamps in their passports than candles on their birthday cakes. They’ve already visited six continents together and the seventh is planned for 2018.

And considering she recently returned to be the first female CEO in the 52-year history of The Martin Agency, it’s no big surprise that she’s a fan of going places. 

Prior to returning to Martin, she helped MullenLowe's flagship office grow 106% in six years and garnered attention for clients including American Greetings, Hyatt, Royal Caribbean, JetBlue, Century 21 and Acura. 

A fierce advocate for women in the advertising industry, Kristen has spoken at the 3% Conference, the Cannes Lions International Festival of Creativity and Hult International Business School's commencement. 

Kristen has led teams that have won Cannes Lions, an Emmy and multiple Effies, including the Grand Effie for American Greetings’ “World’s Toughest Job” campaign. She’s a two-time winner of the Jay Chiat Award, the industry’s highest award for strategic excellence, and one of Ad Age’s Women to Watch. 

But what she takes the most pride in is setting an example of resilience and possibility for her children. Whether that’s reflected in summiting Mount Kilimanjaro, getting certified to scuba in Egypt’s open water, or just trying something new, she and her family are most comfortable when they’re outside of their comfort zone.

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