Vann Graves Opinion Contributor @VannGravesVann Graves is executive director at VCU Brandcenter, which he joined in 2018, bringing over 20 years of creative and executive leadership experience. His work has been recognized with numerous industry awards, including Cannes Lions, Grand London International Awards, a Grand Clio and the D&AD Graphite Pencil. Voice How Brands Can Maintain Visibility During an Election Year A politicized brand statement by itself is empty, and consumers of all ages will see through it. Voice Brands Still Have a Lot to Learn About Diversity and Creating Inclusive Work Environments It’s 2019, and we’re still seeing what should be obvious racially insensitive missteps. Voice How My Time in the Army Helped Hone My Creative Approach Leadership techniques learned from time spent in Mosul that are applicable to an agency role.