Group Creative Director
J. Walter Thompson New York

Howard Lenn is a Group Creative Director at J. Walter Thompson New York. He has crafted a diverse mix of traditional and nontraditional work, including Merrill Lynch Global Markets and Investment Banking campaigns, a VH1 special featuring Paul Simon and John Mayer for Baileys and the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame, and the #IWillListen social campaign which Scientific American called “especially effective” at reducing the stigma of mental illness.

Howard is currently the global lead on Johnson & Johnson Allergy and on Vedanta, India’s largest natural resources company. He also leads J&J OTC brands in the U.S., as well as T. Rowe Price investment services. His work has been awarded at Cannes Lions, the One Show, Clios, Webby's, Effies and many more. He has experience across a range of categories from B2B to luxury goods, helping build brands including IBM, KPMG, Southern Company, The Economist, DeBeers Diamonds, Ferrari, Schick, Guinness and Victorinox. Howard lives in Manhattan with his wife and two sons. He enjoys hiking and photographing the beautiful Berkshire Mountains of Western Massachusetts.

Judging panel

Mark Kiernan

Global Executive Managing Director: Digital & Content
Accenture

Chris Duffey

Sr. Strategic Business Development Manager, Creative Agencies, Creative Cloud Enterprise 
Adobe

Howard Belk

Co-CEO, Chief Creative Officer
Siegel+Gale

Howard Lenn

Group Creative Director
J. Walter Thompson New York

Ann Handley

Chief Content Officer
MarketingProfs

Kenneth Hein

Global Chief Communications Officer
gyro

Ritesh Patel

Chief Digital Officer
WPP Health & Wellness

Mike Wente

Chief Creative Officer, North America
VML

Mike Romoff

Head of Global Agency and Channel Sales
LinkedIn

Reuben Webb

Chief Creative Officer 
Stein IAS

Brian Laker

Head of Marketing
Twitter

Kate MacNevin

Global Chief Operating Officer
MRM//McCann