Join fellow Metro NY alumni at Sardi’s legendary Broadway Bar and Restaurant for our annual Fall Cocktail Reception. This year we’ll honor fellow Tar Heel and FCB Global Chief Creative Officer Susan Credle ’85.
The Reception will be held on Thursday, November 1st from 6:30 to 8:30 pm on the Fourth Floor Eugenia Room at Sardi’s (234 West 44th Street). Tickets may be purchased on the GAA website HERE at the following prices: $52 for GAA members ($77 for non-members and guests) and $32 for young alumni GAA members from Class of 2008-18 ($52 for non-member young alumni).
Admission includes unlimited beer, wine and soda (cash bar for mixed drinks) and an array of passed hors d’oeuvres. Sardi’s has no dress code.
Tribute will be paid at the reception to the extraordinary alumnus/benefactor Richard H. Jenrette (’51), who passed away this year.
As customary, this event will include the auctioning and raffling of a dazzling array of items, such as tickets to Saturday Night Live, Hamilton, Summer: The Donna Summer Musical, Jersey Boys and several prime sporting events.
Some of the other prizes include an author-autographed copy of Art Chansky’s forthcoming Blue Blood ll (documenting the Duke-North Carolina basketball rivalry), an autographed basketball from former Tar Heel and NBA player Danny Green, an autographed baseball from former Tar Heel and MLB player Adam Warren, several 2018-19 Tar Heel team autographed basketballs, a custom Lewis Black “bobblehead,” and more!
Raffle tickets ($5.00 each or 5 for $20.00) are on sale on the event registration page, and attendance on Nov. 1 is not prerequisite to win the raffle prizes.
WHEN: Thursday, Nov. 1
TIME: 6:30 to 8:30 p.m.
WHERE: Sardi’s, 234 West 44th Street (Fourth Floor Eugenia Room)
Susan Credle ‘85, a driving force in the ad world, heads up Foote Cone & Belding’s creative product and reputation worldwide. In 2017, Susan was named a Matrix honoree by New York Women in Communications — for being a remarkable leader who is helping to connect the world — and was recognized as one of the 4A’s “100 People Who Make Advertising Great.” In addition, she was selected as on of Adweek’s “Women Who Are Disrupting the Status Quo and Championing Gender Diversity in Advertising and Tech.”
Susan helped launch “Free the Bid,” a program designed to impact and grow the number of female directors in the advertising industry. In 2015, she was honored with the MAIP/4A’s Pantheon Award, which is given to a transformational leader who is highly regarded as a cultivator, sportier and champion of multicultural talent.
Susan believes in brand purpose and platform ideas. In 1996, she began transforming M&M’s from just a chocolate brand to an entertainment brand by creating an ensemble of characters now famous around the world. She guided “Mayhem,” a summer campaign for Allstate, into a platform idea that’s been running since 2010. Launched in 2010, “Mean Stinks,” an anti-bullying campaign for Secret deodorant, ran five years, promoting “nice” in schools though social media, tool kits and events.
Susan serves on boards of UNC Chapel Hill School of Media and Journalism, The VCU Brand Center, The 4A’s, The Foundation for Excellence in Women’s Health and The One Club, for which she is the first woman to be named Chairperson. In 2014, Susan was inducted into The North Carolina Media and Journalism Hall of Fame.
Susan and her husband, Joe Credle, an alumnus of LSU, reside in New York City as well as in Millbrook, New York.