Gary Burandt

Gary Burandt, an alumnus of the MU School of Journalism, has been an important influence on the international advertising scene for more than two decades. Burandt is currently president and CEO of Dentsu, Young & Rubicam, Partners and oversees the company’s 28 agencies around the world. In 1988, he met the challenge of becoming the … Continued

Edward N. Ney

Ney, a native of St. Louis, is one of the most respected people in the advertising industry. Under his leadership as president, chairman and chief executive officer, Young & Rubicam Inc., became the world’s largest independent advertising and communications firm. Prior to his current appointments a Ambassador to Canada, Ney served on the Board for … Continued

Chuck Curtis

Chuck Curtis, MA ’70, BJ ’67, is chairman of Valentine Radford/Square One Advertising. As chief executive officer of the Kansas City-based Valentine Radford agency, Mr. Curtis oversaw the merger with Square One Advertising to create a top agency that handles advertising, media placement and sales promotion for Dr Pepper, Pizza Hut, the Dallas Cowboys, Sprint … Continued

Carl Nichols

Carl W. Nichols, who put in a stint in this School of Journalism as an advertising major, is chairman and chief executive officer for Cunningham and Walsh. He had joined that agency in 1946 as a researcher. In 1961 at the age of 37 he was elected president. Cunningham and Walsh, literally a Madison Avenue … Continued

Bob Bernstein

Bob Bernstein, co-founder, president and chief executive officer of Bernstein-Rein Advertising, Inc., has spent the pat thirty years building one of the largest full-service advertising agencies in the United States. He has been chairman of the Missouri council of the American Association of Advertising Agencies, the Advertising Club Board of Governors and the National Association … Continued