McCann Expands Creative Leadership Team In New York

McCann has added two senior creatives to the New York team, and has promoted two current creative directors to senior leadership positions. 

Executive creative directors Dan Donovan and Wayne Best have been promoted to the role of Deputy Chief Creative Officers. Andrea Gustafson has joined as design director and Gabrielle Shirdan has joined as creative director. Donovan, Best and Gustafson will share creative oversight of the agency’s dedicated Verizon unit. 

Gustafson brings 18 years of experience in design and advertising to McCann from agency roles in six countries. She held lead creative/design positions at JWT Metro, R/GA, Havas, Co:Collective, Johannes Leonardo, and Anomaly. 

Shirdan most recently served as a creative director at 72andSunny New York, working on brands such as New Era, Nature Valley, Adobe and Smirnoff ICE. In her previous role as associate creative director at Spike DDB Brooklyn, she worked with Spike Lee. 

Sean Bryan and Thomas Murphy are Co-Chief Creative Officers at the agency network’s New York operation.




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