As Executive Production Director at R/GA San Francisco, Ellie oversees the office’s production department and is responsible for leading teams to plan and execute successful projects in partnership with clients and partners.
Ellie has a proven history of implementing world-class creative work on behalf of global clients. Prior to R/GA, Ellie spent the last few years as EVP of Creative Production at Edelman San Francisco, where she helped to build out the production department from scratch, evangelizing all things production to a variety of clients that included Starbucks, EA Sports, HP, PayPal and more. Previous to Edelman, she spent eight years at Goodby, Silverstein & Partners executing award-winning productions for Fortune 500 companies such as Comcast/Xfinity, Adobe, Cisco, Doritos, and Cheetos. Ellie was named an Associate Partner in 2013, one of 15 to join this rank.
Ellie is a recognized and award-winning industry leader. Throughout her career, she has appeared on stage multiple times at conferences such as Games Marketing Summit, Insight Summit Series, Ad Tech and more to share her expertise on production and enthusiasm for great creative work. She has served on juries for many prestigious industry events, including Awwwards, The Webby Awards and The Appy Awards.
Originally from the Rocky Mountains of Colorado, Ellie worked as a TV news reporter right after college, paving her way out west. When she arrived in the city by the bay, she planned on working in television production. Instead, Ellie started at one of the early web portals, and became part of a generation that helped shape and define the digital age. After ditching TV for the wild west of the web, she has never looked back. !