Debbi Vandeven

Chief Creative Officer

Debbi is global CCO at VMLY&R, a brand experience agency delivering contemporary, integrated work across the connected consumer experience to clients worldwide, including Colgate-Palmolive, Danone, Dell, Ford, New Balance and Wendy’s. She helped lead the agency to AdAge Agency A-List honors over the past several years and was named to Adweek’s Creative 100 and Business Insider’s “30 Most Creative People in Advertising 2016.”

The company has experienced unprecedented growth and recognition under her leadership, earning accolades from top international shows, including Cannes Lions International Festival of Creativity (in 2019, the agency received 31 Lions, including two coveted Grand Prix in the Glass and Social & Influencer categories, 69 shortlists and Agency of the Year in the Reach and Good Tracks); ANDYs; ADC; CLIOs; Effie Awards; LIA; One Show; Spikes Asia; Webby Awards; and more.

Debbi has led top international juries, including ANDYs; ADC (2018 jury chair); Cannes Lions (2018 entertainment jury president); CLIOs (2019 direct & experiential/events jury chair, 2016 digital jury chair); One Show Interactive; and Spikes Asia (2019 entertainment & music jury chair).