Steve’s advertising journey began in his hometown of Los Angeles, where he worked for Jerry Della Femina’s West Coast shop, learning the highs and lows of the industry at a whiplash-inducing pace. An LA connection turned into a Chicago opportunity, and Steve packed up his record collection and other essentials and headed to the Midwest to a young, entrepreneurial agency that had just won significant business. The shop, Chicago Creative Partnership (CCP), provided a wealth of experience and opportunity, and as the agency grew, so too did Steve’s role. He became Head of Production at CCP and held that role until leaving in 2008 to freelance at FCB, Ogilvy, and mcgarrybowen. It was at mcgarrybowen nine years ago that Steve found his next—and now current—full-time home, taking over as Director, Integrated Production in 2014. Over the years, Steve has worked on some of the largest brands in the world, earned several industry accolades, and genuinely enjoyed the majority of the ride.