Kirsten Flanik is the managing director of BBDO New York. ??In addition to her agency responsibilities, Kirsten oversees the Mars business (which includes more than a dozen of the company's major chocolate, pet and food brands); FedEx; ExxonMobil; and the agency's public service efforts in support of Autism Speaks. ??Since joining BBDO in 2006, Kirsten has been named a "Woman to Watch" as well as one of the "100 Most Influential Women in Advertising" by Ad Age.
Outside of her day-to-day responsibilities, Kirsten serves on the board of Somerset Hills Learning Institute, one of the premier institutions for children with Autism, is a member of Advertising Women of New York and BBDO's Women Leadership Council, a group dedicated to helping women succeed in the workplace.??Kirsten is a 1989 graduate of the University of Florida. She currently resides in Brooklyn with her husband and their two children.