Speaker Profile

Cliff Schwandner
Executive Vice President, Group Account Director / Leo Burnett Company

Cliff Schwandner has been building brands and client businesses at Leo Burnett for over 20 years. He currently oversees cross-brand digital strategy and delivery for the Altria family of companies, including: Philip Morris USA, John Middleton Company and U.S. Smokeless Tobacco Brands. In addition to Altria, Mr. Schwandner has account leadership responsibilities for three of Nestlé Purina PetCare’s leading dog food brands: Dog Chow, Pro Plan and Beneful. He is also the account lead for Leo Burnett’s exhibition and brand campaign work for The Art Institute of Chicago, and led the agency’s effort on the award-winning “Van Gogh’s Bedroomscampaign. Cliff is a 1988 graduate of Miami University in Oxford, Ohio, where he earned a Bachelor of Arts in diplomacy and foreign affairs.