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The people

It’s easy to get in touch — just email brandcenter@vcu.edu or call 804-828-8384 (toll-free 800-311-3341) and we’ll answer your question or connect you with the faculty or staff member who can.

While you’re here, take a moment to meet our students and check out our alumni.

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Helayne Spivak

Executive director
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Don Just

Managing director and professor, brand management
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Caley Cantrell

Professor, strategy
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Peter Coughter

Professor, persuasion
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Mark Fenske

Professor, creative
Headshot of Wayne Gibson

Wayne Gibson

Professor, creative
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Berwyn Hung

Professor, creative
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Andrew Levasseur

Professor, experience design
Headshot of Michael Mullen

Michael Mullen

Professor, creative
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Kelly O'Keefe

Professor, creative brand management
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Kevin Rothermel

Professor, strategy
Headshot of Scott Witthaus

Scott Witthaus

Professor, film/technology
Headshot of Dean Collins

Dean Collins

Network analyst
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Katherine Keogh

Student affairs and communications manager
Headshot of Jonathan Pitts

Jonathan Pitts

IT support specialist
Headshot of Amy Robinson

Amy Robinson

Office manager
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Ashley Sommardahl

Director of student affairs and industry outreach
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PJ Sykes

Administrative assistant

The board

John Adams
Chairman, VCU Brandcenter Board
Chairman, The Martin Agency
Allison Arden
Publisher, speaker and author
Brian Collins
Chairman and chief creative officer, Collins
Earl Cox
Executive vice president and chief strategy officer, The Martin Agency
Susan Credle
Global chief creative officer, FCB
Augusta Duffey
Principal and creative director, Hound & Bone Studio
Pam El
Chief marketing officer, National Basketball Association
Cammy Grusd
Vice president, client relations and industry marketing, iHeartMedia
Diane Jackson
Executive vice president and director of integrated production, DDB Chicago
Jim Joseph
Worldwide president, Cohn & Wolfe
Gareth Kay
Co-founder, Chapter SF
Dave Knox
Chief marketing officer, Rockfish Interactive
Paul Lavoie
Chairman and co-founder, Taxi
Nick Law
Global chief creative officer, R/GA
Vicki Lins
President and CEO, CTAM
Joseph McCarthy
Founder and president, The McCarthy Company
Matt Miller
President and CEO, Association of Independent Commercial Producers
Ty Montague
CEO, co:collective
Dick Robertson
Former senior executive, Warner Bros.
Matthew J. Scheckner
President and CEO, Stillwell Partners
Executive director, Advertising Week
Helayne Spivak
Executive director, VCU Brandcenter
Jeff Steinhour
Founding partner and CEO, Markham & Stein
Alain Sylvain
Founder and CEO, Sylvain Labs
Rick Webb
Writer, entrepreneur and investor

The advisory board

Lee Clow
Chairman, TBWA\Media Arts Lab
Director of media arts, TBWA\Worldwide
David Droga
Founder and creative chairman, Droga5
Lori Erdos
Publisher, Smithsonian Media
Neil French
Former worldwide creative director, WPP
Sir John Hegarty
Founder, creative, Bartle Bogle Hegarty
Lance Jensen
Executive vice president and chief creative officer, Hill Holiday
Sir Ken Robinson
Author and consultant
Michael Roth
Chairman and CEO, Interpublic Group
Bob Scarpelli
Former chairman and chief creative officer, DDB Worldwide
Joe Sciarrotta
Chief creative officer, Ogilvy & Mather Chicago
Dan Wieden
Co-founder, Wieden + Kennedy