Frances is CEO of Walrus, a full-service advertising and media agency she co-founded with Deacon Webster in 2005. Before Walrus, Frances was CMO at Mad Dogs & Englishmen and BSSP. A graduate of the University of the South (Sewanee), Frances is a member of the university’s board of trustees. She also sits on the 4A’s Eastern Region Board. As an active proponent of the industry, she is a regular speaker at industry conferences, including Advertising Week, 4A’s Management Conference, and Ad Age Small Agency Conference. Frances appeared on the Ad Age Ad Lib podcast, and has been featured in publications including The New York Times, Huffington Post, Adweek, Campaign US, Business Insider, The Drum, and Ad Age.
chief executive officer