Vann Graves was appointed Chief Creative Officer of J. Walter Thompson Atlanta in 2016. He brings 20+ years of creative and executive leadership experience to the company, formerly serving as EVP, 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’s work has been recognized with numerous industry awards including Cannes Lions, Grand London International Awards, a Grand Clio, the D&AD Graphite Pencil, a GRANDY, numerous One Show pencils, two Project Isaac Awards, The Gravity Award and many more.
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 70 years.