Speaker Profile

Audrey Melofchik
CEO, North America /Wunderman Thompson

Audrey joined Wunderman Thompson in May 2021 as CEO of NY, a post she held for just seven months before being elevated to NA CEO in December 2021. Since taking over NA, Audrey has been on a mission to restore the agency’s profile in NA to its rightful place as a creative powerhouse with unparalleled data and technology expertise.

Year one in the role has been about assembling a dream team of talent and starting to get some buzz. Highlights from 2022 included winning the inaugural B2B Grand Prix at Cannes for Sherwin Williams, beating out BBDO and Droga 5 to partner with New England Patriots’ Owner Robert Kraft on a campaign to combat antisemitism, creating a block buster Super Bowl ad featuring Pete Davidson, advocating for black maternal health and interviewing Marlee Matlin at Advertising Week about “rewriting normal” in advertising. Audrey is just getting started but the buzz has been loud enough to get Ad Age’s attention, naming Wunderman Thompson one of its “Standout Agencies” of 2022.

Prior to joining WT, Audrey served as President of DDB NY in addition to her role as President of Velocity, Omnicom’s dedicated unit for Johnson & Johnson. Under her leadership, DDB signed notable clients, including Kroger, Aflac, Uber, Merck, among several others. Before Velocity, she led the global HP account at BBDO helping transform the brand’s “Keep Reinventing” work into a globally recognized campaign and six years leading the NY office of Organic. Before Omnicom, Audrey was a business director at JWT so her return to WPP and WT is particularly special.

Known for her strong work ethic, no-nonsense workstyle, openness and deeply collaborative approach, Audrey is a highly sought-after leader by clients and teams alike. As an industry advocate, she is also deeply involved in mentoring and growing the next generation of diverse leaders through her involvement in the All Stars Project and She Runs It.