Joanne is an Executive Producer at DDB Worldwide and has been with them for over fourteen years. DDB is a full-service advertising agency offering best-in-class marketing solutions to clients across the intersection of creativity, data and technology. Joanne has collaborated and created content for hundreds of national and international products and PSA’s for more than forty years. She has filmed domestically and abroad with start-up creative teams and agencies of all sizes. Among colleagues and clients, she is known for her leadership, strong creative and interpersonal skills, integrity, tenacity, enthusiasm, vision and passion … all contributing to the receipt of over one hundred and twenty-five major advertising awards. Joanne is a wife, mother of three, grandmother of five and connected to a large network of friends. She lives with her husband Pete in Glen Ridge, New Jersey.
Joanne has been the co-president of the Glen Ridge Art Patrons Association for over twenty years, and is responsible for the organization of the annual Glen Ridge Art Festival which promotes art in the community, and showcases the creativity of the student’s grades K-12. Memorial Day weekend 2014, Joanne lost her son, Michael, to an accidental heroin overdose. He was only twenty-eight years old, and had been drug free for nine months at the time. Since that day, Joanne has sought to turn her inconceivable loss and grief into something positive and has become involved in supporting the efforts of the recovery community. Locally, Joanne is an Advocacy Leader with the National Council on Alcoholism and Drug Dependence – New Jersey (NCADD-NJ); and nationally, she played a key role in developing advertising and content for the Unite to Face Addiction’s concert to raise awareness in Washington DC. Joanne believes deeply in the importance of educational opportunities with regards to recovery success, and is excited to also serve on the Advisory Board of the Ammon Foundation.