Chief Executive Officer
El Presidente, head honcho, the big guy — there are many terms of endearment we could use to describe our CEO, but one thing is for sure, if you said them to him in person, you’d get a funny look.
For Duff, “Being successful comes from listening to people and understanding the challenges facing them.” Ask anyone and you’ll get the same answer: smart, fair and focused on the future. The buck stops with Duff when it comes to taking care of our clients. He makes sure the agency has the right people, resources and perspective to fulfill its purpose of doing whatever it takes to grow our clients’ businesses. He’s transparent in his leadership, and his door is always open. And that’s how we like it around here — ask him anything, and you’ll get a straight answer.
Over the course of 23 years at GSD&M, Duff has held numerous leadership positions from chief operations officer, head of account management and as the three-time Effie award-winning group account director for clients including Fannie Mae, the Fannie Mae Foundation, The Steel Alliance, United Health Care and the United Health Foundation.
Prior to joining the agency, Duff worked in commercial real estate as vice president of marketing at Cornerstone Development.
Duff holds a B.A. in economics from The University of Texas at Austin.