I am unapologetically an "ad guy." And proud of the work that we have done at McKinney to continually challenge the boundaries of what we call advertising.
I had three experiences at Dartmouth that began pointing me towards this crazy business. I majored in anthropology, which taught me how to view the world from other people's shoes. I edited the humor magazine (the same one that launched Dr. Seuss), which introduced me to the intersection of art and commerce. And I had the chance, as a walk-on, to have the most intensely collaborative experience in sports as a varsity oarsman.
After college, I earned an MBA at Columbia. I majored in finance, not because it was a career interest, but because I figured that if I was paying that much tuition, I should study something I wouldn't pursue on my own. That experience convinced me to seek something entirely different, which was the final step on my path to advertising.
Why do I love what I do? Because every time we put an idea into the world, we have the power to change the fortunes of our clients' brands while adding value to and improving the lives of their customers. And because, for people who embrace change, there's no more exciting business in the world.