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Burrell Communications Group LLC

TOTAL NUMBER OF EMPLOYEES
Office Employees101-200
Total US101-200
Total Worldwide101-200
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Fay Ferguson, Co-CEO
Fay Ferguson
Co-CEO



Passionate, proactive, leader, strategist…these are words that describe Fay Ferguson, Co-CEO of Burrell Communications. Fay is responsible for overall account management, financial operations, human resources, information technology, office services and administration. Burrell has experienced impressive growth under Ferguson’s leadership, with new business wins from clients such as Allstate Insurance Co. and pharmaceutical/healthcare companies Zimmer, Pfizer and Abbott Laboratories.

Ferguson has received numerous awards, including being named the 2006 Chicago Advertising Woman of the Year by the Women’s Advertising Club of Chicago and the Chicago Advertising Federation; the "Advertising Working Mother of the Year, Trailblazer Mom" award from Working Mother magazine and the Advertising Women of New York; the “Most Influential Woman Award” from the Women’s Leadership Federation; and an “Outstanding Women in Marketing Communications” award presented by Ebony magazine.

Ferguson serves on the Executive Board of Perspectives Charter School, an inner-city Chicago school. She is also a board member of the American Association of Advertising Agencies’ Chicago Council, the Turner/Patterson Company and is a past president of the Chicago Advertising Federation.

She is especially proud of being able to successfully manage her career, being a mom and helping others.
McGhee Williams Osse, Co-CEO
MCGHEE WILLIAMS OSSE
Co-CEO, Burrell Communications Group

McGhee Williams Osse has performed nearly every job in advertising. She started her career in traffic at WSB-Radio in Atlanta soon leaving to pursue an opportunity as a copywriter and layout artist at Sears -- her first “real” jobs after completing post-graduate course work in advertising at the University of South Carolina. Combining her creativity with managerial skills, she became a field-marketing manager for KFC, marketing manager for the General Mills Restaurant Group, and a marketing director for RTM, Inc.

Joining Burrell Communications Group in 1986, Osse has managed the Atlanta office as well as developed and maintained relationships with key accounts such as Procter & Gamble, General Mills, Ashley Stewart and american Airlines.

While ascending the corporate ladder at Burrell, Osse’s proactive, persistent and confident approach allowed her to assume responsibility for such critical agency functions as media, engagement marketing, research and account planning. She is also credited with starting the agency’s Yurban® marketing initiatives, which targets youth and young adults.

Work under her watch has won acclaim from the Association of National Advertisers (ANA) three-years running for significant multicultural advertising campaigns, and the prestigious honor of “Multicultural Agency of the Year” as recently cited by the American Advertising Federation.

She was an ‘07 recipient of the Chicago Minorities in Business Leadership Award given by Clear Channel and Remy Cointreau USA -- and in the same year received the inaugural “Adverting Legend Award” from the ADCOLOR™ Industry Coalition for outstanding professional achievements. Ebony Magazine honored her in 2008 for outstanding leadership in marketing communications.
Lewis Williams, Chief Creative Officer
Lewis Williams
EVP Chief Creative Officer


Passion, Determination, Colloboration, Great Ideas are what describe Lewis Williams our Chief Creative Officer. He began his career as an Art Director at Burrell before a fifteen-year career at Leo Burnett/Chicago where he rose to the title of Senior Vice President/Creative Director. During his tenure there he led on such brands as Disney Cruise Lines, The U.S. Army, McDonald’s, Allstate, Budweiser, Miller Lite, P&G, and Walt Disney World. Lewis has a keen sense of the digital landscape, integrated marketing and is always searching for new ways to touch the consumer. Lewis’ creative work has earned him many industry awards in all mediums. He attended Kent State University in Ohio where he graduated with a BFA in Graphic Design. When he isn’t working, Lewis enjoys running marathons, yoga and spending time with his family.
Lou DiSilvestro, Chief Financial Officer