Our Leaders

Glenn Dady is our CEO. He’s supported by a Leadership Team that pursues growth for our people, our clients, and our agency – and by a Creative Council that concentrates on pushing our creative product.
Glenn joined The Richards Group in 1980 after graduating at the top of his class from ArtCenter College of Design. Advertising Age soon named him one of the “100 Best and Brightest Young People in Advertising.” Adweek selected him for their Creative All-Star Team four times. His art direction and design have been honored repeatedly throughout his career by The Art Directors Club, The One Show, Communication ArtsLürzer’s Archive, the Clios, and Cannes.

Quite simply, Glenn is a true master of his craft. He’s a gifted creative thinker – particular, inventive, original – and an intuitive problem-solver. But what makes Glenn truly unlike any other is his innate ability to inspire and lead.

In October 2020, Glenn was named CEO of The Richards Group. Which means that in addition to already being an icon, a craftsman, and a mentor, he’s now responsible for managing all the day-to-day operations of one of the largest and most storied independent agencies in America. His mission? To continue motivating the agency through his focus on – and passion for – our people and our work.

A native of Colorado, Glenn sneaks in a couple of trips a year to the mountains with his wife, sons, and their families. He also boasts the agency’s largest collection of water guns.

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The Leadership Team focuses on the daily growth of our people, our partners, our clients’ brands, and our agency. This diverse, progressive group of individuals manages our collaboration, creativity, strategy, innovation, people, and new business disciplines. They ensure world-class thinking, a people-first culture, and award-winning creativity.

Bio image of Sue BattertonSue Batterton,
Chief Creative Officer
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Bio image of Rhonda ContrerasRhonda Contreras,
Chief Collaboration Officer
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Bio image of Sean DonovonSean Donovon,
Chief Innovation Officer
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Bio image of Chris FerrelChris Ferrel,
Chief Strategy Officer
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Bio image of Rob VanGordenRob VanGorden,
Chief Development Officer
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Bio image of Nikki WilsonNikki Wilson,
Chief People Officer
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The Creative Council works with our chief creative officer to uphold our historically high creative standards and to push for empathetic, culturally relevant work.

Bio image of David EastmanDavid Eastman,
Creative Group Head/Writer
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Bio image of Julia MelleJulia Melle,
Creative Group Head/Writer
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Bio image of Terence ReynoldsTerence Reynolds,
Creative Group Head/Art Director
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