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MMS Chicago: The Now Economy
July 25th, 2017
Chicago, IL
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Andrew Swinand

Andrew Swinand

Andrew Swinand is the CEO of Leo Burnett Group. In this role, he leads the Leo Burnett, Arc, Rokkan, and Turner Duckworth brands in the U.S. and Canada.

Andrew became CEO of Leo Burnett when they acquired two companies he founded – The Abundancy, a digital agency, and Ardent Analytics. A serial entrepreneur, Andrew has helped launch 19 companies that span across digital marketing, media, technology, and analytics through an incubator he co-founded with Eric Langshur, Abundant Venture Partners.

Prior to founding Abundant, Andrew was president of Starcom Mediavest Group, one of the world’s largest media agencies, placing over $43B in advertising through 110 offices around the globe. Andrew has worked with a large range of clients, including Pizza Hut, P&G, Samsung, Oracle, Walmart, Microsoft, Nintendo and McDonald’s, to name a few.

Previously, he served as a marketing director at Procter & Gamble, helping to launch their first venture into ecommerce, and an account supervisor at BBDO. Andrew proudly served his country as a platoon leader in the U.S. Army. He is a graduate of the Wharton School of Business.

Andrew was inducted into the American Advertising Federation Hall of Achievement in 2008 and is on the board of the Ad Council. He was recognized by Advertising Age as a “Media Maven,” by Mediaweek as one of the industry’s “Power 50,” and appeared on the Crain’s Chicago Business “40 Under 40” list.

He lives in Evanston, IL with his wife of 27 years, Laura, and their twins, Tanner and Georgia.