Agency veteran and gender equality activist Shaun Campbell Stripling announced earlier this month that she would be leaving her job as head of strategy at MullenLowe’s Winston-Salem, N.C. office after almost 7 years.
“Shaun’s been on a plane for the last 7 years, so after spending time with her family, she is going to channel her advertising and planning experience towards opening a small business in Winston-Salem,” said an agency spokesperson.
Just under a year ago, Stripling took over as interim president at the IPG shop following the departure of Brad Higdon, who had been head of accounts after running GEICO for The Martin Agency.
In October, Kate Higgins, former account leader at the indie shop Erich & Kallman, began running the North Carolina office.
Stripling held top strategy positions at several agencies including DDB and McKinney before joining MullenLowe in 2011. She has also been a longtime advocate for women in the industry, launching the MullenLowe-focused “female-forward brain trust” Frank About Women.
Prior to entering the ad world, she was a chef, restaurant owner and event planner.[Pic via AdClub]