Full Name
Andrew McKechnie
Job Title
Chief Creative Officer
Speaker Bio
Andrew McKechnie is a seasoned creative and marketing leader who believes that the intersection of creativity and innovation are the essential pillars for brand growth and development.
Born in Nairobi, Kenya, Andrew spent his childhood in the Philippines and Indonesia before completing his education in New Zealand. This global upbringing ignited a passion for inclusive storytelling from an early age, and drives his unique, multidimensional approach to creative and brand leadership to this day - as he continues to identify and tap into universal truths that bridge cultural boundaries.
Since joining Verizon in 2017 as the company’s first ever Chief Creative Officer, Andrew has helped lead the brand’s transformation from telco to tech company - shifting Verizon’s brand perception by humanizing its network to demonstrate how it enables innovation to move the world forward.
Under his leadership, Verizon has developed groundbreaking creative campaigns seen across some of the world’s largest stages and most recognized cultural moments, including Super Bowl, The Oscars, Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade and CES, and creating new moments like the award-winning Met Unframed experience and the Fortnite Super Bowl stadium activation.
Andrew also built Verizon’s first internal creative agency from the ground up; within four years of its development, the team was recognized and ranked by The One Show as one of the top two Global In-House agencies.
A tireless advocate for impactful narratives that promote inclusivity, equity and inclusion within the marketing industry, Andrew serves as Chair of Verizon’s DE&I efforts with agency partners - a collective that is committed to eliminating racism, bias and stereotypes in all advertising content and media.
Andrew McKechnie