Gary spent 20 years as an award-winning copywriter and creative director at major ad agencies, creating campaigns for clients ranging from Apple to Coca-Cola. He has been a global leader in NGO/Nonprofit/Foundation Creativity, consulting and leading workshops for fundraising, advocacy, participation, branding, marketing, and communication. Gary has fought the good fight, refusing to be labeled as “old and irrelevant”, and has re-emerged as a thought leader and creator of New Communications practices and ideas. Gary’s re-emergence has led to the following accomplishments: • Professor of Creativity, Advertising and Nonprofit Advocacy in the Masters Program: USC Annenberg, the No.1 Communications School in the world. • Professor of Team Creativity For Visiting Chinese Business Leaders: Cal State University, Long Beach. • Startup co-founder of the The Red Table with two of his brightest USC graduates, landing Bank of America as one of their clients. • Lecturer and Consultant in China: Creativity/New Communication. Invited to leading universities, entertainment companies and design firms. • Author gathering 5-star reviews on Amazon, leading to the lecture circuit: Sorry Millennials, we’re not dead yet: The Boomer Rebellion. • Keynote speaker, moderator and workshop facilitator for business, NGO’s and university events: Topics include: Reinvention. Creativity/Big Idea Thinking. The New Communication as an Economic Engine. Boomer-Millennial Collaborations. • Facilitator: Strategic Planning is Dead and Outdated. Begin Creative Planning.