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Larry Woodard

Larry Woodard

Director
Larry Woodard, a director since 2013, is a highly regarded, award-winning advertising executive with over 26 years of agency experience.  He is President and CEO of Graham Stanley advertising, a firm he founded in 2010.  Prior to that, he was President and CEO of Vigilante Advertising, part of the Publicis, SA network of companies.  Mr. Woodard has twice been awarded the O’Toole Award for Advertising Agency of the Year, has won a Gold Effie and received one of the industry’s most prestigious awards, The Cannes Gold Lion for the Oprah Car Giveaway.

 

Born in Casablanca, Morocco, Mr. Woodard spent time growing up in Wurzburg, Germany and Martina Franca, Italy. He describes himself as a cultural anthropologist and an organic idea generator. He has a lifelong passion for world cultures and languages.

Mr. Woodard is frequently published in industry trade publications and has appeared on CNN, CNBC, ABC News and other networks discussing the advertising industry.  He has been a guest lecturer at the Wharton School at the University of Pennsylvania and a member of the Sports Advisory Council of the School of Sport Management and the Board of Visitors of the David B. Falk College of Sport and Human Dynamics for his alma mater Syracuse University.  Mr. Woodard co-authored: Inside the Minds: Advertising as a Branding Tool.

Mr. Woodard is the past recent Chair of the New York Council of The American Association of Advertising Agencies; a Director of Advertising Week in New York City; Chair of The Deacon Ministry of his church Shiloh Baptist in Eastchester, New York and has served on the Board of Governors of the Westchester Area YMCA’s.

Independent Director