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Advertising executives Susan Credle, Troy Ruhanen and Daryl Evans

March 9, 2021 at 6:30pm8:00pm EST

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Join the Newhouse School for a talk by three prominent advertising executives.

Susan Credle is the global chief creative officer at FCB Global, which she joined in 2016. Under her leadership, FCB had its strongest ever performance and was named a top-three Global Network at Cannes 2019.

She has been named to Advertising Age’s “100 Most Influential Women” list and Business Insider’s “Most Creative Women in Advertising” list, was a Matrix Awards honoree and was inducted into the American Advertising Federation (AAF) Hall of Achievement.

As the first female chairperson of the One Club for Creativity, Credle champions rising creative talent and advocates for industry inclusion. Prior to joining FCB, she spent more than 22 years at BBDO and was previously CCO of Leo Burnett USA.

Troy Ruhanen is president and CEO of TBWAWorldwide, which he joined from its holding company, Omnicom Group. Prior to Omnicom, Ruhanen spent 10 years at BBDO, where he rose to the position of chairman and CEO, BBDO, The Americas. He joined the agency in 2004 to run the AT&T business, and drove some of the most envied, effective and awarded advertising.

In 2008, Ruhanen was inducted into the AAF Hall of Achievement, which honors people under 40 who have made a significant impact on the industry through their outstanding leadership.  He is an active supporter of  the March of Dimes and the One Love Foundation.

Daryl Evans is chief marketing officer at Great Southern Wood Preserving Inc. His award-winning career in strategic brand building includes corporate (Cingular/AT&T), agency (McCann Erickson), advisory (MediaLink) and non-profit (American Cancer Society) work. He has more than 30 years of experience spanning branding, sponsorship, sports marketing, retailing, mobile technology, advertising, media, digital content creation and communications across wireless, beverage, building products, insurance and other industries.

Evans recently served as vice president of strategic sports alliances for the American Cancer Society.

This event was published on February 17, 2021.

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