Caroline Dettman joined Edelman in 1997 as an account supervisor. Over the next 11 years, she was the force behind several award-winning launches and significant business expansion, which led to her appointment as MD of Edelman Chicago. Recognized as a strategic counselor and creative thinker, in her current role Dettman oversees a $93 million portfolio of blue-chip consumer brand clients including Unilever, Xbox, Jim Beam, and Quaker. She has helped build the consumer practice to 45% of the agency's business, the largest practice in the firm. After being appointed GM of the Chicago office in 2005, she has helped to expand the business 105% over the past four years.