Campaign US' 40 Over 40 honorees revealed

Congratulations to all!

Campaign US’ 40 Over 40 Awards returns for a fourth year to celebrate the most talented and accomplished individuals transforming adland.

The Campaign US 40 Over 40 Awards honor executives for their noteworthy contributions across advertising, marketing, media, technology and communications – from groundbreaking creative work and head-turning innovations to outside-of-the-box thinking and award-winning campaigns.

"Campaign US is excited to honor the senior talent paving the way in our industry. The individuals celebrated on this list have shown innovation and leadership across all areas of marketing, advertising and communications," said Campaign US editor Alison Weissbrot.

Nominations were judged by a panel consisting of the Campaign editorial team as well as decorated industry leaders including Steve Williams, global COO of Essence; PJ Pereira, cofounder and creative chairman of Pereira O'Dell; Heide Gardner, SVP, chief D&I officer of Interpublic Group; Mel Edwards, CEO of Wunderman Thompson; and Doug Melville, chief diversity officer of TBWA Worldwide.

The 2020 winners

  • Elaine Andrade

    SVP, executive creative director, Fullscreen

  • Nathy Aviram

    Chief production officer, McCann New York

  • Kelly Bayett

    Cofounder and creative director, Barking Owl

  • Jeff Benjamin

    Chief creative officer, Tombras

  • Mary Caraccioli

    CCO, Central Park Conservancy

  • Michelle Cardinal

    CEO and cofounder, Rain the Growth Agency

  • David DeMuth

    CEO, Doner

  • Josh Denberg

    Founder and creative director, Division of Labor

  • Craig Elimeliah

    Executive creative director, VMLY&R

  • Rob FitzGerald

    President and COO, Empower

  • Jean Freeman

    Principal and CEO, Zambezi

  • Kim Getty

    CEO, Deutsch LA

  • Kelly Gillease

    CMO, NerdWallet

  • Jason Harris

    Cofounder and CEO, Mekanism

  • Laura Janness

    Founder and chief strategy officer, Lightning Orchard

  • Nadine Karp McHugh

    President, SeeHer

  • Marcela Lay

    Head of Atlanta studio and VP, client strategy, YML

  • Kate MacNevin

    Global CEO, MRM

  • Chuck McBride

    Founder and chief creative officer, Cutwater

  • Andrew McKechnie

    SVP, chief creative officer, Verizon

  • Steven Moy

    CEO, Barbarian

  • Gary Mueller

    Founder, Serve Marketing and managing partner/executive creative director, BVK

  • Susie Nam

    COO, Droga5

  • Bill Oberlander

    Cofounder and executive creative director, Oberland

  • Andrés Ordóñez

    Chief creative officer, FCB Chicago

  • James Orsini

    President, The Sasha Group

  • Lena Petersen

    Chief brand officer, MediaLink

  • Brian Phillips

    CEO and cofounder, The Basement

  • San Rahi

    EVP, global brand innovation, Sid Lee

  • Robin Raj

    Founder, executive creative director, Citizen Group

  • Erica Roberts

    Executive creative director, Publicis NY

  • Danny Robinson

    Chief client officer, The Martin Agency

  • Duryea Ruffins

    Co-president, Quigley-Simpson

  • Katy Saeger

    CEO, Harmonica

  • Lisa Sherman

    President and CEO, Ad Council

  • Stacy Taffet

    VP, water portfolio, PepsiCo Beverages North America

  • Christine Villanueva

    Chief strategy and brand officer, Walton Isaacson

  • Jade Watts

    Executive director, Mediahub

  • Billy Wilkinson

    CEO, Threshold

  • Lanya Zambrano

    President and cofounder, Firewood


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