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Mr. Walter J. O'Brien Jr.

Director General, Moderator

International Advertising Association

Direct Phone: (212) ***-**** ext. **       

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International Advertising Association

Global Office (World Service Center) 747 Third Avenue 2Nd Floor

New York, New York 10017

United States

Company Description

The International Advertising Association (IAA), headquartered in New York, was founded in 1938 to champion responsible marketing. The IAA, with members in over 40 countries, is a one-of-a-kind global partnership comprising advertisers, media, advertisi ... more

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Employment History

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Board of Advisors Member

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Manager, Successful Strategic Realignment
J. Walter Thompson Company


Board Member
James Webb Young Fund at the University of Illinois


Marquette University

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Walter O'Brien Walter (Wally) J. O'Brien, Jr. is the grandparent of a current eighth-grade student and a former member of the Board of Trustees.

Wally spent most of his professional life at J. Walter Thompson when it was the world's largest and preeminent communications company. His leadership skills and team-building abilities made him a major contributor to world-class client success. As a member of J. Walter Thompson's Board of Directors, he worked with companies such as IMB, Ford, Unilever, De Beers, Coors, Kraft, Gillette, McDonnell Douglas, Hyatt Hotels, Pepsi, Northwestern Mutual Life Insurance, Quaker, Kodak, Rolex, Sprint, US Air, Toys R Us, Nestle, Goodyear, and the U.S. Marine Corps.
After leaving J. Walter Thompson, Wally founded O'Reilly, O'Brien, Clow Inc. and later became president of Hill Holliday advertising.
Wally was later recruited by Ogilvy & Mather to oversee the Ford of Europe account in 17 countries. Before retiring in 2005, he was CEO of the International Advertising Association, an organization that operates in 97 countries.
After graduating from Marquette University, Wally completed the Advanced Advertising Planning Program at the Harvard Graduate School of Business and the Executive Program at the Stanford Graduate School of Business. He has served on Marquette's Advisory Council and the Steering Committee at the University of Richmond. He was also a board member of the James Webb Young Fund at the University of Illinois and a past chairman of the American Reading Council and the "Off the Street Club for Boys and Girls."

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Walter J. O'Brien retired recently from the International Advertising Association where he had been CEO.Wally was General Manager of JWT/Chicago, which he grew into the JWT's largest revenue and profit producer.As a result, he was promoted to President & Chief Operating Officer of JWT/USA.He led the agency to record high gains in revenue and profits.In his second year as President, JWT was named agency of the year by Adweek Magazine, the only time the -agency received that accolade.He was elevated to Vice Chairman of JWT's Worldwide Board of Directors, and made a member of the Worldwide Operating Committee and the Corporate Compensation Committee.As its first "Director in Charge" of worldwide clients, he led JWT's successful strategic realignment to enhance its competitive position in 44 countries.

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