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
SVP, executive creative director, Fullscreen
Chief production officer, McCann New York
Cofounder and creative director, Barking Owl
Chief creative officer, Tombras
CCO, Central Park Conservancy
CEO and cofounder, Rain the Growth Agency
Founder and creative director, Division of Labor
Executive creative director, VMLY&R
President and COO, Empower
Principal and CEO, Zambezi
CEO, Deutsch LA
Founder and chief strategy officer, Lightning Orchard
Nadine Karp McHugh
Head of Atlanta studio and VP, client strategy, YML
Founder and chief creative officer, Cutwater
SVP, chief creative officer, Verizon
Cofounder and executive creative director, Oberland
Chief creative officer, FCB Chicago
Chief brand officer, MediaLink
CEO and cofounder, The Basement
EVP, global brand innovation, Sid Lee
Executive creative director, Publicis NY
Chief client officer, The Martin Agency
President and CEO, Ad Council
VP, water portfolio, PepsiCo Beverages North America
Chief strategy and brand officer, Walton Isaacson
President and cofounder, Firewood