Reilly Connect is pleased to welcome Diane Ruggie (left) and Sally Weingartner as Senior Creative Strategists. Ruggie and Weingartner bring over 30 combined years of CPG experience with some of the world’s largest and most trusted brands, including Aveeno, Roc, Purpose, Johnson & Johnson, Unilever, Hanes Brands, Rubbermaid, Sears, General Mills, H&R Block, Safeway, Lenscrafters, Dial, The Clorox Company, Discover Card, Dell, Alltel, American Cancer Society, Alzheimer’s Association, Ameriquest, Bally Shoes, Bristol-Myers Squibb, Busch Gardens, Department of Health and Human Services, Disney Home Video, Gatorade, JCPenney, LifeSource, Milton Bradley, Nokia, and Sears.
“Diane and Sally bring exemplary talent and experience that will help our clients with CPG products targeted to women, do a laser focus on the female point of view and ultimately improve customer engagement and drive action,” said Susan Reilly, President, Reilly Connect. “The addition of this powerhouse team to our creative talent pool is in line with our continued commitment to identifying specialized senior level resources to help us exceed client expectations.”
Ruggie and Weingartner were both formerly with DDB Worldwide Communications: Ruggie as Senior Vice President and Group Creative Director and Sally as a Vice President and Creative Director. Their collective talents have earned them a number of awards and recognitions, including several Effies, Addys, Clios, Pinnacles, and London International Awards.
Diane holds a Master of Science in Advertising degree and a Bachelor of Science in Journalism degree from Northwestern University. Sally attended Carnegie Mellon University, where she received a Bachelor of Fine Arts degree in Painting and Drawing.