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Office Employees201-500
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Total Worldwide500+
David DeMuth, Co-CEO, President
On Jan. 1, 2010, David became Co-CEO/President of Doner from Senior Partner, President-Chief Operating Officer.

In his 20-year tenure at Doner, David has used his insightful business sense and leadership to develop creative business solutions to build client’s businesses. He is the chief architect of the agency’s strategic process, service platform and resource base.

David joined Doner in 1989 as an Account Executive working on the BP Oil business in the agency’s Cleveland office. In 1997, he became General Manager of the office helping to grow the agency by securing accounts like American Greetings, Sherwin-Williams (Consumer Division), KraftMaid Cabinetry, GE Lighting, and several divisions/brands of DuPont. In addition, he built an integrated creative services group specializing in “retail activation” —including sales promotion, collateral design, point-of-sale, merchandising, and account/channel-specific marketing programs. In January 2003, he was promoted to Executive Vice President, Chief Strategy and Integration Officer.

David and his wife, Kristen, and children, Olivia and Owen, can often be found watching their oldest son, Alex, compete as a highly ranked tennis player.
Rob Strasberg, Co-CEO, Chief Creative Officer
On Jan. 1, 2010, Rob Strasberg became Co-CEO/Chief Creative Officer of Doner from Senior Partner-Chief Creative Officer.

It wouldn’t be a stretch to say that Rob is a betting man at heart. Rob made the unexpected move in 2008 from Crispin, Porter & Bogusky to helm creative at Doner, the world’s largest independent agency.

After an internship driving the Oscar Mayer Wienermobile and a first gig as an account man at DDB, Rob spent a life-changing year of daily trips to the racetrack with a family friend and legendary horse gambler used his winnings to finance his training and transition into a creative guy.

In 1994, Rob became a writer under creative legends Roy Grace and Diane Rothschild at their Manhattan agency. Five years later, to the protests of his New York peers, he moved to Miami to join the then-fledgling CPB. There, he helped create and pioneer a new era of digitally integrated advertising with such signature campaigns as Truth, Sprite Sublymonal, BMW MINI launch, and VW “Make Friends with your Fast/Safe Happens.”

Over nine years, Rob became one of the “Top Ten Most Awarded Creative Directors in the World.” Since joining Doner, he has elevated the agency’s portfolio to stand up to the world’s best agencies with The UPS Store’s “Cardboard World” campaign, Mazda Canada’s “33 Keys” alternate reality game, The Coleman Company’s “The Original Social Networking Site” campaign, and a few we can’t mention that are soon-to-be-famous.

Today, the only bets Rob makes are on great ideas.
James Ward, EVP—Chief Marketing Officer
James joined Doner in 2003 as an Executive Vice President, Account Director. In this role, he was responsible for a group of accounts that included Progressive Insurance, PNC Financial Services, and Circuit City. Prior to Doner, James spent 13 years in New York working on behalf of Coca-Cola, IBM, Johnson & Johnson, Kohl’s Department Stores, Nestle, and Nabisco. Exposure to different category dynamics, business models, and marketing philosophies has given James a well-rounded perspective and skill set.

Having been an enthusiastic participant in business development throughout his career, James transitioned into the role of Executive Vice President, Chief Marketing Officer in 2007. Today his sole focus is creating new client partnerships and initiatives; finding those situations where Doner’s value proposition, capabilities, and passion for what we do can help a business take new ground.

James is married with two daughters. He is a graduate of Georgetown University.
Greg Clausen, EVP—Chief Media Officer
Greg Clausen joined Doner in 2007 as Executive Vice President, Chief Media Officer. In this position, he is responsible for leading the agency’s planning, buying, research, and digital media groups throughout North America for the agency’s entire client roster. Greg also plays a role in the agency’s new business efforts.

With over 20 years in the field of media and media research, Greg has extensive experience in retail, consumer packaged goods, financial services, consumer durables, and business-to-business media planning. Greg most recently served Spark Communications, Chicago, as Executive Vice President, Managing Director. Throughout his career, he has worked on several brands including NBC Universal, Purina PetCare, Delta Faucets, Hyatt Hotels, Bombardier Recreational Products, and GNC.

Greg has received numerous industry awards throughout his career including several gold Effies for his work on Northland Cranberries, AirTran Airways, and He also received MediaWeek magazine’s “Media Plan of the Year” award for his work on Northland Cranberries and Master Lock.

Greg received a bachelor of arts degree in communications with a major in advertising from Michigan State University, East Lansing, Michigan.
Sue Guise, EVP—Director Of Operations
With a unique blend of intelligence, leadership skills, unwavering dedication, and perseverance, Sue Guise has helped Doner soar to new heights for the past 20 years.
Prior to joining Doner, Sue worked at Group 243, where she developed her advertising experience while serving as an account executive and print producer on the Dominos Pizza account.
In 1984, Doner found a brilliant new star when Sue joined the Agency as an account supervisor. Her organizational and problem solving skills were honed in account management between 1984 and 1990. During that time, she worked on various Agency accounts, including Little Caesars Pizza, Giant Eagle Supermarkets and Red Roof Inns.
In 1990, Sue was appointed Vice President, Traffic Director. She designed and implemented a new traffic system for Doner to ensure the timely completion of all client work, while controlling costs. In 1994, she was promoted to Senior Vice President, Director of Administration.
Sue was appointed to Executive Vice President, Director of Operations in 1998. In this position, she is responsible for supervising the Agency’s administrative support staff, traffic and broadcast traffic departments, matte room, graphics group as well as involvement in new business.
Sue is a graduate of the University of Michigan, where she received a Bachelor of Arts degree in philosophy. Sue currently resides in Orchard Lake, Michigan with her husband and two daughters.