President & CEO Video Advertising Bureau
Sean Cunningham is the president and CEO of the Video Advertising Bureau (VAB), one of the advertising industry’s leading trade associations. Since his appointment in June of 2003, he first completely transformed the CAB (Cabletelevision Advertising Bureau) from an informational bureau to a direct-to-client television advocacy group with the strategy of presenting the medium’s many investment options dramatically to advertisers and their agencies; then in May of 2015 Sean evolved the CAB to become the VAB, a move that has been extremely well received by the advertising industry.
Prior to his role at the CAB and now VAB, his eighteen-year career was marked by several senior management positions with some of the most respected companies in the advertising industry. Cunningham was executive vice president & managing director at Universal McCann in New York. During his tenure, he was responsible for the management of four of the agency’s strategic operating units. He played an integral role in helping to lead the firm during a tremendous period of new business growth. His stint culminated with Universal McCann being named “Agency of the Year” for its 2002 performance by both leading industry trades publications Advertising Age and Adweek.