As a politicial-science major in college, Chris Wallrapp saw himself going on to law school. But watching his older sister fall in love with her advertising career, he decided to give it a try. Five ad agencies later, he's running new business at Hill Holliday and racking up win after win, most recently leading the Interpublic Group team scoring General Motors' Cadillac. He started at GSD&M, followed by Carmichael Lynch, Fallon Worldwide, and Modernista.
"Throughout my career, I've been put in positions beyond my years because people trusted me and gave me a chance, and I'm really grateful for that because I learned so much that way," he said.
Along with Cadillac, Mr. Wallrath led the pitch to retain Bank of America – and ended up adding additional business from the bank. In his three-year tenure at Hill Holliday, he's helped sign up Major League Baseball, Cigna, Trip Advisor, Merrell and Capella University, boosting the shop to more than $200 million in revenue.
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