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Debbi Vandeven

Global Chief Creative Officer

Debbi Vandeven


Debbi Vandeven is the global chief creative officer at VML, a leading global marketing agency named to the 2016 Ad Age Agency A-List. She was recently honored as a part of the Adweek Creative 100 and Business Insider included her on its list of the 30 Most Creative People in Advertising 2016.


Since joining VML in 2000, Debbi has fostered a collaborative creative environment that delivers innovative solutions to clients around the world, including Colgate-Palmolive, Dell, Electrolux/Frigidaire, Ford, Gatorade, Kellogg, MasterCard, New Balance, PepsiCo, QuikTrip, Sprint and Wendy’s.


Debbi has served on international award show juries, including ANDY Awards, Art Directors Club, Cannes Lions International Festival of Creativity, CLIO Awards (2016 digital jury chair), IAB MIXX Awards, Loeries, New York Festivals and One Show Interactive.


VML’s creative teams have earned recognition from top international shows, including 11 Lions and 25 shortlist recognitions across 12 categories at this year’s Cannes Lions International Festival of Creativity, as well as ANDY Awards, Art Directors Club, CLIO Awards, Effie Awards, Facebook Awards, London International Awards, New York Festivals, One Show, Spikes Asia, Tomorrow Awards and Webby Awards.