Full Name
Vann Graves
Job Title
Executive Director, Brandcenter
Virginia Commonwealth University
Speaker Bio
Vann Graves currently serves as executive director of the Brandcenter at Virginia Commonwealth University. He brings 25+ years of creative, business, and executive leadership experience, having worked with some of the world’s leading global brands, such as Shell, American Airlines, Cigna, Lockheed Martin, Coca-Cola, MasterCard, the U.S. Army, AT&T, GE, M&Ms, Snickers, Visa and others. A strong team leader, Vann puts a high value on collaboration and commitment to support innovation and high-quality creative work.

Prior to joining the Brandcenter, Vann served as Chief Creative Officer at J. Walter Thompson ATL; EVP, Global Executive Creative Director at McCann New York; VP, Creative Director at BBDO New York; and CoFounder at FL+G, a full-service branding agency in Denver Co. His work has been recognized with numerous industry awards, including Cannes Lions, the Grand London International Award, a Grand Clio, and the D&AD Graphite Pencil.

Vann’s military experience contributes to his approach to creative leadership. A Fulbright scholar, he holds degrees from Howard University, the Pratt Institute, and Harvard University.
Speaking At
Advancing to Senior Leadership
Vann Graves