NEW YORK, NY, April 15, 2016 – Media ecologist and MyersBizNet Chairman Jack Myers will join Linda Yaccarino, Chairman of Advertising Sales & Client Partnerships at NBCUniversal, on Wednesday, April 20 to honor senior media and marketing executives as the new inductees of Legends & Leaders, an exclusive group of industry veterans and rising stars who have shaped the modern media, marketing and advertising industries.
The 25 inductees will be introduced by Linda and Jack to an audience of top agency and brand executives at a private reception in Studio 9C at NBCU’s legendary 30 Rockefeller Plaza. Current Legends & Leaders will then join a panel discussion to share stories from their careers that highlight the importance of relationships. The storytellers include Keith Reinhard, Chairman Emeritus of DDB Worldwide, Lori Hiltz, CEO of Havas Media North America, and John Costello, President of Global Marketing and Innovation at Dunkin’ Brands Inc.
Of the Legends & Leaders purpose, Jack Myers said, “Legends & Leaders was founded to acknowledge the contributions of executives who created the modern media and advertising business and to connect them with today’s leaders. We often fail to take advantage of the extraordinary experience and knowledge that legends are eager to share. It’s such as joy to watch multiple generations connect over common experiences, challenges, and interests.”
“[It] is a great honor to join Legends & Leaders,” says 2016 inductee Michael Donnelly, SVP, Group Head Global Digital Marketing, MasterCard. “I’ve been very fortunate to have some incredible mentors who taught me the ropes and have inspired me along the way, several of whom have been honored as Marketer & Media Legends & Leaders in the past.”
The complete list of 2016 Legends & Leaders inductees includes:
Dermot Boden, Chief Brand Officer, Citigroup
Alan Brown, President, Active Holdings International
Kasha Cacy, President, United States, Universal McCann
Lisa Caputo, EVP, Chief Marketing & Communications Officer, The Travelers Companies, Inc.
David Dobbins, Media & Print Services Director, Boehringer Ingelheim
Michael Donnelly, SVP, Group Head Global Digital Marketing, MasterCard
Nick Dunham, Director, Media & Partnerships, Dunkin’ Donuts
Eric Fischer, Director, Global Brand Media, GoDaddy
Carl Fremont, Global Chief Digital Officer, MEC
Marianne Gambelli, EVP, Chief Investment Officer, Horizon Media
Edward Gold, Advertising Director, State Farm Insurance Companies
Carla Hendra, Global Chairman, OgilvyRED; Vice-Chairman, Ogilvy & Mather Worldwide Board
Larry Hoffner, Former NBC Sales Group Chairman, NBCUniversal
Harry Keeshan, President, Video Investments, PHD US
Jack Klues, Former Chairman, VivaKi
Kristin Lemkau, Chief Marketing Officer, JPMorgan Chase
Lee Nadler, Marketing Communications & Launch Manager, MINI USA
Lou Paskalis, SVP, Enterprise Media Executive, Bank of America
Yin Woon Rani, VP, U.S. Marketing, Campbell's Soup Company
Doug Ray, U.S. CEO, Carat
Martine Reardon, Chief Marketing Officer, Macy's
Amanda Richman, President, Starcom USA
Jill Toscano, VP, Brand Strategy & Digital Experiences, American Express OPEN
Christopher Williams, President, Global Partnerships, IPG Mediabrands
Steve Williams, CEO, Maxus Americas
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About Legends & Leaders
Underwritten by MediaVillage, marketing technology company Simulmedia, and NBCUniversal, Legends & Leaders honors the senior industry executives who have shaped the modern media, advertising, and marketing industries, connecting them with today’s emerging leaders. At exclusive dinner and cocktail events, Legends & Leaders gather to wine, dine, and share their most interesting and personal anecdotes from over the course of their careers. Follow the online video series at MediaVillage.com to gain insights from these luminaries and get a behind-the-scenes look at the relationships that drive our industry.
MediaVillage.com, founded by Jack Myers, is the media, marketing and advertising community's fastest-growing b-to-b online destination. As the thought leadership content home of more than 40 media companies, 60 industry leaders, and popular journalists, MediaVillage offers exclusive research and economic data, insights, and commentary. MediaVillage content and community channels include MediaBizBloggers, WomenAdvancing, 1stFive, Legends & Leaders, Planet Ed, Lunch at Michael’s, Stuart Elliott Report, Wall Street Speaks Out, and Jack Myers TomorrowToday.