Currently a VP, Executive Creative Director at R/GA Chicago, AJ leads campaign creative across all clients and new business, including LIFEWTR, a purpose-driven brand that showcases emerging artists on every bottle, like-minded to the work and leanings of AJ’s career, exemplified by the recent Open Gallery: #ArtByAWoman and #BringArtBackToSchools campaigns. 
Previous to R/GA, AJ helped spearhead the widely recognized, purpose-driven Always #LikeAGirl campaign that challenged gender bias, and struck an emotional chord that’s captured over 100 million views worldwide. 
To date, the campaign has helped redefine #LikeAGirl into positive, and collected hundreds of top industry awards, among them a D&AD Black Pencil, 14 Cannes Lions, including a Grand Prix, Glass Lion and Titanium, and the Emmy Award for Outstanding Commercial.
AJ is known for being an expert in creating culturally and socially-driven integrated campaigns like #EqualDreams for Esurance in advance of the landmark for Supreme Court Ruling, and the award winning Mean Stinks anti-bullying campaign for Secret.  AJ is known as a passionate leader and do-er, ever seeking to tip the scales towards more agency diversity through hiring, mentoring, and championing for female points of view.
AJ continues her advocacy within the agency as a co-chair of R/GA’s LGBTQI network initiative, a global business resource group that aims to ensure that R/GA’s policies and practices are inclusive. AJ is also a member of the Television Academy and the Chicago chapter of SheRunsIt.
 In 2017, she was featured as on of Campaign's "Digital 40 over 40", and was also featured in the AdAge "Creatives You Should Know" Cannes Issue, and named most awarded copywriter by Adage 2015. 
In her free time, AJ loves tearing up old houses and diving in to renovation and design.
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