For a man whose vices include cheese puffs and snoring like a freight train, Chris Mumford sure knows how to crusade innovative, business-building ideas. Maybe it harkens back to his glory days as an All-American tennis player at UNC Chapel Hill.
He’s a competitor who hates losing at anything. And his efforts through the years have helped earn countless awards for his clients — from Effies to Obies; Caples to One Show Pencils; APGs to CLIOs. But it’s more than awards (and winning). What motivates him is the quest to drive commerce with engaging and compelling brand stories.
Along with managing account management, “Mumford,” as he is cleverly dubbed throughout the agency, leads the GEICO, American Cancer Society, Experian and World Wildlife Fund accounts while also spearheading pro-bono work for the 2015 World Cycling Championships. He has an MBA from Northwestern’s Kellogg School of Management and has become a tireless advocate for elevating account management in our industry.
Not bad for a self-proclaimed “uncompromising pain in the ass” who once performed “Tomorrow” from the musical Annie onstage.