AMI BROPHY NAMED ART DIRECTORS CLUB EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR
Ami Brophy, most recently the Executive Director of the Clio Awards, has been named the new Executive Director of the internationally renowned Art Directors Club, based in New York. She succeeds Myrna Davis, who is retiring from the not-for-profit creative organization after an accomplished tenure of 14 years. The announcement was made by Paul Lavoie, President of ADC and Chairman and Chief Creative Officer of TAXI.
"For the past 87 years, ADC has played a pivotal, inspirational role for creatives of the advertising, design and, more recently, interactive communities,” says Brophy. “The ADC is a vibrant, relevant and thriving organization. As the first creative collective of its kind—with a tremendous legacy rooted in bringing together creative leaders—it is ideally positioned to combine key disciplines and reflect the changing nature of great creative work.
“The Club is going to call upon its prestigious history as it continues to extend its reach into new fields and horizons,” she adds.
“Ami brings great leadership qualities to our Club, as well as a true passion for the creative field,” says Lavoie. “She played a huge role in the growth and success of the Clio Awards and Festival, and before that her work as publisher of Adweek brought her in touch with the key issues facing a rapidly-changing media environment. She understands the creative space, and she’s plugged into the business.”
“This club has always been about looking forward while building on the work of great leaders of the past,” says Lavoie. “Everyone from Paul Rand and Charles Eames to Jay Chiat has been recognized by the ADC. As a not-for-profit with famously high standards and a mandate to give back to the industry through its programs, it occupies a special place. Its new leadership is committed to furthering that role.”