Chuck Brymer grew up in Louisville and is a graduate of the University of Kentucky. Brymer is the current Chairman of DDB Communications Group, one of the top advertising and marketing agencies in the world, where he oversees the operations of the network’s more than 200 offices in over 90 countries. Since joining DDB in 2006 as President and CEO, the company has expanded significantly in size and reputation, voted one of the top agencies in the world by AdAge, Adweek and Campaign and winning more Grand Prix Lions at the Cannes Advertising Festival than any other communications company.
As part of his growth agenda, Chuck led the acquisition of leading businesses in Brazil, India, and the UK, and has overseen the transformation of DDB from a traditional advertising network to a communications company with a digital focus. His clients include VW, McDonald’s, Samsung, J&J, Audi, Unilever, Miller Coors, and Pepsi. Although he has lived and traveled around the world,, he credits his Kentucky roots and upbringing for his edge in business. Brymer is also an author. His book, ‘The Nature of Marketing,’ is a guide to engaging online consumer populations. He also co-authored the book ‘Brands and Branding’ in partnership with The Economist. Since 2007, Chuck has served on the Board of Directors of Regal Entertainment, and has been a board director of the US Chamber of Commerce since 2012.