Angus McQueen has more than 50 years of communications industry experience and contributes to the strategic direction of all AM accounts.
He began his career in 1962 as a producer/director with NBC affiliate television stations in St. Louis and Houston.
From 1965 through 1972 he directed coverage of all Gemini and Apollo missions at the Manned Spacecraft Center in Houston for NBC News.
Mr. McQueen was a writer/director with the U.S. Navy Office of Information in Washington, serving two years of active duty during the Vietnam War.
As Managing Producer of Broadcast Production with the D'Arcy Advertising Co. in New York, McQueen wrote and produced television advertising for Royal Crown Colas, Lufthansa German Airlines, General Tire, Gerber Foods, SCM Typewriters, Taylor Wines and others.
In 1972, he directed network pool coverage of the Republican National Convention in Miami and other election-year broadcasts with President Nixon's White House staff.
He served as Vice President/General Manager of Lewis/Unitas Advertising in New York, introducing Ticketron computerized ticketing in major U.S. markets.
McQueen joined AM in July 1973 as Vice President/Creative Director and was elected President and Co-Chief Executive in 1984 and CEO in 1987.
Mr. McQueen's creative work has been recognized by over one hundred industry awards.
His evolution of branded news strategies has been presented in three consecutive editions of PUBLIC RELATIONS The Profession and the Practice, the graduate-level textbook published by McGraw Hill.
Mr. McQueen continues to be the most senior creative executive in charge of Ackerman McQueen's thirty-four year relationship with the National Rifle Association of America.
Community/Organization Involvement: Past member of the American Association of Advertising Agencies (AAAA) Board of Directors