- Executive Creative Director, VML&YR
- Executive Jury - USA
Emily Sander is an award-winning creative director with over 18 years of experience working across various disciplines in the advertising industry. She is currently an Executive Creative Director with VMLY&R’s New York office, overseeing Altice and New Balance. Most recently, she led Edgewell brands at MullenLowe US, guiding multiple beauty and wellness labels to global campaigns across film, social, digital and activation. Prior to this, Emily embraced the expansive world of storytelling at agencies such as Translation, 360i, JWT and Momentum, working on brands ranging from State Farm, McDonalds, HBO, American Express and Macy’s. In addition, she spent time in education as the chair of the department of advertising and branding at the Savannah College of Art and Design (SCAD). Emily is highly invested in diversity and inclusion causes, providing her voice on the 4A’s Foundation Board and a contributor to Do the WERQ advisory council for LGBTQIA+ representation in the industry. Otherwise, Emily can be found with her dog, Winslow, casually roaming her Brooklyn neighborhood.