Our guest for the October 21st edition of PlayMakers Talk Show: Tripp Westbrook, President & Chief Creative Officer, Firehouse
Tripp Westbrook, President & Chief Creative Officer, Firehouse
Tripp Westbrook is challenging the conventional way of doing business as President and Chief Creative Officer at Firehouse, a Dallas-based advertising agency celebrating 25 years this year.
Firehouse recognizes the unwritten rules of advertising and identifies which rules to keep and which ones to break. Under Tripp’s leadership, Firehouse was named one of the Best Places to Work in 2022 by Ad Age. Firehouse was the only Texas-based agency to rank in the 200 employees or less category.
Prior to joining Firehouse, Tripp produced one of USA Today’s Top 100 Super Bowl Commercials of all time. With clients like Lennox, Trupanion, Stryker and Mary Kay, Tripp continues to make waves and leave lasting impressions when it comes to shaking up the world of advertising.
Our guest for the October 14th edition of PlayMakers Talk Show: Mark W. Thompson, Executive Director, Visit Plano
Mark W. Thompson, Executive Director, Visit Plano
Mark Thompson has served as Executive Director of Visit Plano since 1998. Mark began his career at the Tyler Convention & Visitors Bureau (CVB) in the mid 80’s, continuing at the South Padre Island CVB in the 90’s before joining Visit Plano.
Visit Plano is the official destination management and marketing organization for the City of Plano. Visit Plano is charged with marketing the city as a whole – from hotels and events to restaurants and attractions.
During the 2020-21 fiscal year, Plano brought in some three million overnight visitors. Overall, in 2021, visitor spending generated more than $750 million and supported some 6,800 local hospitality industry jobs.
Mark is currently serving his second term as Board Chair for the Texas Association of Convention and Visitors Bureaus (TACVB) and has also been an instrumental player in organizing activities for Team Texas, particularly for the Albuquerque Balloon Fiesta.