Doug Melville

Chief Diversity Officer, North America, TBWA\Worldwide

Doug Melville is the Chief Diversity Officer of TBWA\Worldwide, and works with the North American network of agencies on Diversity efforts across talent outreach, culture and creative vendor relationships. He’s presented two TEDx talks on the topic, and has lead TBWA to over $100 million in spend with female and diverse owned and operated businesses in the creative space. Prior to joining TBWA, Melville was Founder and CEO of RedCarpets.com. From ’05 to ’09 Melville worked alongside Earvin “Magic” Johnson as the President of his Ad Agency, and as VP of Business Development & Marketing for his portfolio of partners and for his New York Times best selling book 32 Ways to be a Champion in Business.

In ’03 Melville was recognized by Advertising Age, as a “Top Twentysomething in America” and featured him in its 75th Anniversary Issue’s “Next Generation Redefines the Ad Model.”
He was the recipient of the 2014 American Advertising Federation (AAF) Educator Award, and currently sits on the ADCOLOR Board of Directors, the Eventive Marketing Advisory Board and the Executive Committee of the AAF as Vice Chair of the Mosaic Council. Melville graduated from Syracuse University.

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