YDA JURY 2020: Rich Carter
Los Angeles, USA
Carter was born in Kansas and stumbled into advertising at the young age of 18 when he was kidnapped out of college by a bunch of really mad men and forced to work at a small advertising agency in Chicago. Some years later, he liberated himself from his aggressors and hid out in Los Angeles working in production. For a few years, he served as a double (and sometimes triple) agent moving back and forth between production and agency work in Los Angeles, New York, and Chicago.
Prior to forming brother, he was EP/Co-Owner of GARTNER for many years. Carter is currently the Vice Chairman of the AICP National Board of Directors; he has served in many capacities on the Board and within the organization over the years. This year he and brother mentored a young director through the CDDP initiative which resulted in launching the career of their mentee.
As well, he is a proud founding trustee of PHBP (perhaps one of his proudest achievements).
Carter is also a governor of The Academy of Television Arts & Sciences and Emmy winner.
He is an accomplished amateur chef, plays both saxophone and banjo very poorly, dreams of being a stand-up comedian and very much enjoys his four children who are struggling, under very trying circumstances to raise him properly.