Arriving Faces From Around the Biltmore

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Photography by Rohanna Mertens

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PHOENIX ( -- Converging from across the country, more than 900 executives began arriving for the ANA conference on Thursday. (Above, left) BBDO CEO Andrew Robertson heads for the Biltmore check-in counter, while behind him comes Peggy Conlon, president-CEO of the Ad Council. Getting down to work immediately (above, right) are Avi Dan, a managing partner at WPP Group's Berlin Cameron/Red Cell, and Kerry Tucker, VP-national marketing for the Radio Advertising Bureau.

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Above left: ANA Ppresident-CEO Bob Liodice welcomes Jerri DeVard (center), Verizon's senior VP-brand management and marketing communications, and Nancy Smith, American Express VP-global media and sponsorship marketing. Huddling in a lobby lounge (above, right) are Steve McDonald of Sesame Workshop, Peter DeLuca, senior VP-brand management at Charles Schwab, and Katy Frohling of Wells Fargo.

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Above left: At the welcoming reception were (from left) Bob Cesa, Twentieth Century Fox Television's exec VP of barter advertising and cable sales; Joe Abruzzese, president-advertising sales at Discovery Networks; and Norman Lesser, senior VP-advertising sales at Buena Vista Television. Also at the reception (above, right) were Dave Burwick, Pepsi Cola Co. CMO; Julie Thompson, exec VP, director of corporate affairs at Leo Burnett; and Kathleen Kayse, publisher of 'People' magazine.

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Above left: Mel Berning, exec VP-advertising sales at A&E Television Networks laughs it up with Marc Goldstein, president-CEO of MindShare North America. Above right: Dean Crutchfield, principal of Wolff Olins; Amy Crutchfield; and Michael Rosen, senior VP-advertising sales and marketing of Weather Bug.

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