As Managing Director of Nerdery’s Central Region -- including our offices in Chicago and Kansas City -- Don Durbin draws on client and team leadership skills he’s been sharpening since he began guiding ad agency teams and accounts back in 1990. Don joined Nerdery’s Chicago office in 2014, and in his time here has led the move to a new office in Chicago's North Loop, grown our client base, and driven our company culture by co-founding Nerd Therapy and Nerd Interface as popular networking platforms.
Don’s background includes leadership positions at Digitas, DDB, AOL, Y&R, JWT, and Element 79. Additionally, he was instrumental in leading engagements for such iconic brands as Gatorade, Bud Light, Volvo, Frosted Flakes and Chevy Trucks. Don earned his BA from Miami University, his MBA at the University of Georgia and his MSA at Northwestern University. A native Chicagoan, Don endures the misfortune of being a die-hard White Sox fan during the era of a Cubs' resurgence.