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Colleen Capola ’89 was named the 2017 Technology Distinguished Alum. Capola is a senior producer at Leo Burnett USA.

She began her career at a small art studio in downtown Chicago that primarily supported the needs of Kraft. She then began working in production at Madden Communications handling all aspects of various accounts. After developing expertise on the printing side, Capola moved to the agency side and began working at Frankel & Co. until she made the move in 2000 to Leo Burnett USA.

As a producer, Capola has continued to develop her expertise and lend her knowledge while working across multiple advertising platforms for various agency clients; print, radio, digital, video, out-of-home, retail, events, broadcast, etc. She is also heavily involved in Leo Burnett’s charity programs by volunteering her time and talent as well as serving on the executive board of WomanKind at Leo Burnett.