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David Sable, Global CEO
Never forget that only dead fish swim with the current."

These words of British author-journalist Malcolm Muggeridge, spoken many years ago, are a mantra for David Sable, whose advertising career spans more than 30 years. His profound commitment to innovative customer-centric advertising continues to power his journey.

David's career in advertising began at Y&R, joining its Training Program in 1976. Later, he went on to Wells Rich Greene, then co-founded the award-winning Israeli agency Mimsar-Arielly. On his return to the U.S., David spent time at PR giant Burson-Marsteller and Cohn & Wolfe (both parts of Young & Rubicam Brands), where he quickly became a trusted counselor to big-name clients like Colgate-Palmolive, Digital Equipment Corporation and Coca-Cola. All the while this customer-centric fish never swam with the tide.

When he rejoined Y&R in 1990 to lead the United States Postal Service account, his service approach helped direct a new messaging platform and other assets (including its logo), which are still in use today. Under David's leadership of the USPS team, Y&R created the industry's very first website for a client. An early digital entrepreneur, David co-founded Genesis Direct, an innovative, web-based firm instrumental in establishing a direct-to-fan Internet presence for the National Hockey League, Major League Baseball, National Football League and the National Basketball Association.

For the past 10 years, David has been at Wunderman, serving as its vice chairman and COO, responsible for managing the agency's global marketing services network--among the largest in the world. He's on the leading edge of technology and serves as an adviser to many digital startups around the world.

David has now returned to Y&R, which remains the largest division of Young & Rubicam Brands and one of the most iconic agency brands in the world. He was named to the post on February 9, 2011.

David is highly active in the industry. In 2009, he began serving as Director at Large of the American Association of Advertising Agencies (4A's) and was a founding member of its Digital Advisory Board. David also was a past jury president (Lions Direct) and jury member (Titanium) at the Cannes Lions International Advertising Festival; his views on how to win are featured on the Festival's website. David is also a frequent digital speaker whose views are featured in The Wall Street Journal, Advertising Age, ADWEEK, Campaign, Horizont, NEO; and his own blog, Weekly Ramble, gets thousands of hits each week.

Active in philanthropy and education all his life, David was named to the New Yorkers Volunteer State Office of National & Community Service Commission in 2010. Two years earlier, the Mayor of the City of New York, Michael R. Bloomberg, appointed him to serve as a member of the Cultural Advisory Committee of the New York City Department of Cultural Affairs.

David and his wife, Debbie, have two daughters, a son-in-law and Henry and Teddy--their treasured grandsons.
Tony Granger, Global Chief Creative Officer
Tony Granger is Global Chief Creative Officer of Y&R. He joined Y&R in May 2008 and hit the ground running.Tony believes in the business of ideas. You would be hard pressed to find a stronger, more passionate advocate for the power of creativity to make brands irresistible. Tony is deeply collaborative. His focus is on ideas that form and build relationships and content that impassions consumers. He has enough energy and enthusiasm to circle the earth several times. Before coming to Y&R, Tony spent six years at Saatchi & Saatchi — first as Chief Creative Officer in London, then four as New York ’s creative director. There, he helped the agency restore its focus on creativity. It was transformational. Great work for brands like JC Penney, Tide and Wendy’s delivered great results for clients and attracted a long string of new clients. Saatchi won more Lions than any other agency at Cannes, and was named Agency of the Year in 2007 at both Cannes and the Clios. Others also took notice, like the prestigious Gunn Report, which ranked Saatchi the #2 agency worldwide. It was an amazing run.Tony is also credited with having led a similar creative renaissance at Bozell in New York, prior to his Saatchi days. To date, he’s won more than 56 Lions and upwards of 1,000 industry awards. And it all began in his native South Africa at TBWA/Hunt Lascaris.
Sandy Thompson, Global Planning Director
Sandy Thompson joined Young & Rubicam as Global Planning Director in October 2010.

Sandy is regarded as one of the industry’s most innovative and productive strategists. Prior to joining Y&R, Sandy spent 15 years with Saatchi & Saatchi. She started with Saatchi as their Planning Director in Canada, and after 8 years as their Regional Planning Director in Asia and another 3 years as the Planning Director of New York and Canada, she became Saatchi’s Global Planning Director.

Sandy is a champion of understanding real people in the real world, getting to heart of what matters to them. She gets that the best strategies are about simple human truths enabling brands to play a role in people's lives.

She has also pioneered a research methodology called eXploring, based on the simple principle that if you want to understand how a lion hunts, don’t go to the zoo, go to the jungle. As a result, Sandy has traveled the globe, spent time immersing herself in different cultures—having lived with families in China, traveled by train with the youth of Russia, gone under the veil in Saudi Arabia, connected with seniors in America, talked marriage and divorce in India, washed hair in Japan, renovated homes in Canada and so much more.

Sandy has helped create award-winning ideas and successful results for brands including JCPenney, Ameriprise, Toyota, Visa and Guinness. And she has written a book on China... One In A Billion.

In the time Sandy spends away from work, you can often find her with her two children, riding horses, hiking and skiing.
Carter Murray, President & CEO, Y&R North America/New York
Carter joined Y&R from Publicis Worldwide in Paris, where he worked for over four years, most recently as Chief Marketing Officer and Worldwide Account Director, in addition to being an Executive Committee member. As the global leader for their Nestlé business, Carter drove double-digit growth across the accounts 80 markets and, not surprisingly, off-the-chart client satisfaction results.
Carter has an exceptional capability to reenergize and rejuvenate established brands, such as Coke, NESCAFÉ, NesTea, Kraft, Barclays and PNG. Carter’s relevant experience includes government retail (postal service) and retail banking, and his marketing capabilities are evident throughout his work on IKEA.
Prior to Publicis, Carter spent nine years at Leo Burnett. He ran accounts and new business, starting with his first role in their mothership Chicago office and then moving to Germany, London and Paris, where he ultimately was the regional new business director for EMEA. Carter received his B.A. from Duke University.
Aviva Ebstein, Director of Corporate Communications
Aviva Ebstein – Director of Corporate Communications. As Director of Corporate Communications, Aviva Ebstein oversees Y&R’s internal and external communications globally.Aviva has been with Y&R for over 20 years and has worked in every facet of the Communications department. Her experience includes strategic counseling, media relations, internal communications, investor relations, event planning, crisis communications, corporate literature and advertising, as well as website development. Prior to Y&R, Aviva spent a couple of years as a publicist in the publishing and music industries.
Peter Law-Gisiko, Chief Financial Officer