Barton F. Graf 9000
Gerry grew up in Lexington, MA. He graduated from the University of Notre Dame where he wrote for the campus comedy revue. For some reason, he got his series 7 and series 63 broker’s licenses and worked as a stockbroker for 4 years.
His advertising career has spanned agencies like Goodby, Silverstein & Partners, BBDO/N.Y. (where he served two stints, including one as ECD), TBWA\Chiat\Day NY as ECD, and Saatchi & Saatchi NY as CCO and member of the worldwide executive board.
Ad Age’s Creativity magazine named him to the “Creativity 50”, “A multi-disciplinary account of the biggest and best thinkers and doers from 20 years of advertising and consumer culture.” In 2007, TBWA\NY was recognized as the most creatively awarded agency and Gerry as the most creatively awarded creative director in the world.
He dropped to third most awarded in the world in 2009.
He is most proud of being part of the team that created the “New York Miracle” campaign for Mayor Giuliani after 9-11.
Gerry is married to Pam Graf and has three kids named Sophie, Lena, and Gus. He lives in Manhattan.