Heading up our SF office, Lon Chapman

Lon-Given Chapman

Executive Vice President

A little bit about Lon...

    • How long have you been with CCAH? Since March 1994
    • What are your specialties in your industry? Creative Innovations and strategies; coming up with new strategies that work, win awards and often “borrowed” by other agencies; growing small programs into large ones.
    • Hometown: Ridgewood, NJ
    • What did you want to be as a kid? A baker, but when I was 8 years old, my mother said I would grow up to be the creative director at an advertising agency. Apparently she was even right about that.
    • What secret talent do you have? I have three: 
        • I can iron a shirt faster than anyone else (and they look damn good), 
        • Parallel parking into spaces that no one thinks can be done (I come from Jersey!) 
        • Wrapping presents with minimal tape. Taught to me by my grandmother, father and mother, in that order.
    • What is something that you find surprises most people about you when they learn it? That I am in a NASCAR Fantasy League. 
    • What’s on your bookshelf or the latest book you just read? Black, White and Jewish (Rebecca Walker); The Possessed (Fyodor Dostoevsky); My Big Life in Advertising (Mary Wells Lawrence); My Life in France (Julia Child)
    • If you had a “theme song,” what would it be?  Queen’s “Don’t Stop Me Now”