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Gina Grillo

President & CEO, The ADVERTISING Club

As The ADVERTISING Club’s Executive Director since 2000, Gina has had an impact on every aspect of the organization. In her 15-year tenure, she has effectively achieved higher standards by establishing events of career building, educational value; sustaining and growing perennial programs such as Magazine Day and The International ANDY Awards; strengthening industry dialogue on pertinent, timely issues; and maintaining the Club’s critical commitment to the Foundation (its philanthropic arm which supports the education and mentoring of young people entering the industry).

Her achievements also include bringing profitable, exciting sponsors from the music and media fields to the ANDY Show,  supporting MEDIACTION (which “gives back” to the business through agency/client/media alliances), launching Digital Action, overseeing ADVERTISING Week’s Stars of Madison Avenue/Advertising Person of the Year luncheon, and addressing smaller but essential interests like the Small Business Forum and the Young Professionals unit. In the past five years, the ANDY Awards has garnered greater stature and buzz on her watch than in its 40 years of existence.

Before joining The AD Club, Gina worked at Y&R and MTV Networks. A St. John’s University graduate and native New Yorker, she resides here with her husband and three children.


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