Debbi Vandeven

Global Chief Creative Officer

Debbi has earned a reputation for exceptional, award-winning creative that drives business for clients and connects with consumers in a variety of channels and places. Her creative leadership has enabled VML to become one of the top global agencies today. Since joining VML in 2000, she has led creative engagements for brands such as Colgate-Palmolive, Dell, Gatorade, Kellogg’s, Revlon, Wendy’s, Xerox and many others.

She has served on international award juries from Cannes to One Show to CLIOs, and VML’s creative teams have garnered accolades from all the top international shows, including Cannes Lions, ANDY Awards, Art Directors Club, CLIO Awards, Effie Awards, Facebook Awards, London International Awards, New York Festivals, One Show, Spikes Asia, Tomorrow Awards and Webby Awards.

Debbi was recognized by Advertising Age's Woman to Watch 2014, honoring up-and-coming women in marketing. A strong supporter of initiatives advancing women in creative leadership and mentoring talent to help women develop the interpersonal skills it takes to succeed, she proves just what's possible on a daily basis. 

Kansas City, MO (Global Headquarters)
250 Richards Road
Kansas City, MO 64116
United States