I came to Chicago to lead an agency. Instead, the agency led me. 1500 people in one building is a powerful resource and I learned the truth behind the saying, "a good idea can come from anywhere." I learned to value true partnership because of Rich Stoddart. And I was pushed to a better place by Mark Tuttsel, Tom Bernardin, Nina Abnee, Mick McCabe, Amy Cheronis, Debbie Bougdanos, Annette Corcoran and Bill Hickman to name a few. The creative leads and their teams inspired me to think about art & commerce in new ways. And Anne Beebe kept it all in perspective. A five year master class in marketing and advertising.