Chief Creative Officer / J. Walter Thompson Atlanta
Vann Graves was appointed Chief Creative Officer of J. Walter Thompson Atlanta in December 2016. He brings 20+ years of creative and executive leadership experience to the company, formerly serving as a Global Executive Creative Director at McCann New York; VP, Creative Director at BBDO New York; and Founder, CCO at FL+G, a full-service agency he started in Chattanooga, Tenn.
Having worked with some of the world’s leading global brands, he brings together creative and business expertise to produce work that translates multi-platform messaging into successful creative campaigns. A strong team leader, Vann puts a high value on collaboration and commitment to support innovation and high-quality creative work.
Vann has earned numerous industry awards, including Gold, Silver, and Bronze Cannes Lions, Two Grand London International Award, D&AD Graphite Pencil, Clio Awards including the Grand Clio. He has also won two Project Isaac Awards and The Gravity Award.
On top of creative and executive leadership experience, Vann is a decorated Army combat veteran – experience that translates perfectly to the United States Marine Corps’ agency of record for almost 70 years.