2017 Agency Vanguard Award Winners

DTC Perspectives, the leading forum for direct-to-consumer (DTC) advertising thought leaders, names the second annual list of “Agency Vanguard Award Winners”. This award was created to recognize standout agency team members driving innovation and improving patient communications. Agency executives are selected based on actual accomplishments, influence on future DTC launches or campaigns, or recognized contributions and service to patients as well as the DTC industry.

This year’s class, comprised of up to 25 elite agency leaders this year, will be honored during a ceremonial dinner on the evening of October 26 at the 2017 DTC Forum on TV & Print. Join us in person to celebrate their hard work and dedication to patients and DTC marketing.

The 2017 Agency Vanguard Award recipients include…

Melissa M. Andrews, Vice President, Client Service, Targetbase

Cam Bedford, SVP Strategy and Analytics, Klick

Chris Bernesby, SVP Creative Director, AREA 23

Gary Chu, EVP, Director of Account Management, McCann HumanCare

Collette Douaihy, SVP/Group Creative Director, Digitas Health

Belle Frank, Chief Strategy Officer, Young & Rubicam Health Practice

Sarah Hall, EVP, Executive Director, FCB Health

Alyson Hardy, SVP, Group Account Director, Wunderman DC

Kelly Kvitka, VP Group Account Director, Marketing, Digitas Health

Greg Lao, EVP, Managing Director, McCann HumanCare

Susie Lodise, SVP, Group Account Director, Publicis North America

Ilene Malakoff, Creative Director, Liquid Hub

Andy McAfee, Vice President, Group Creative Director, AbelsonTaylor

John Nelson, SVP, Strategic Planning, Evoke Health

David S. Newton, SVP, Creative Director, Neon

Liz O’Neil, SVP Channel Strategy & Research, Ogilvy CommonHealth Worldwide

Joyce Pedretti, SVP, Senior Creative Director, BBDO

Christine Piñeiro, SVP, Managing Director, Carat USA

Bill Previdi, Creative Director, HAVAS Tonic / HAVAS Health & You

Patricia Prugno, Partner, Managing Director, STRIKEFORCE Communications

Jeff Rothstein, CEO/Founding Partner, Cult Health

James Talerico, Managing Director | Executive Creative Director, Heartbeat

Dale Travis, Managing Director, Pathway, Omnicom Media Group