One night, a Leo Burnett creative director watched a program on his local PBS station that featured a video that Sam made about his high school senior class. The creative director liked the video and tracked Sam down to offer him a job. A freshman in school, Sam gratefully declined, but set about to work at Leo someday where he eventually began his career as a producer.


As both Producer & Director, Sam has helmed projects on 6 continents. In 2019, he won his 3rd Cannes Lion for a project he produced in Saudi Arabia for SC Johnson, Istanbul via Ogilvy Chicago.


Sam utilizes a broad set of skills to help clients and partners with a large variety of projects, in multiple capacities. His deep agency experience, combined with his production knowledge is a great asset, no matter the schedule or budget.


Ad Council, Alberto Culver, Chevrolet, Coca-Cola, Cramer Krasselt, Delta Air Lines, Digitas, EA/DefJam, FCB, Ford, General Motors, Georgia Pacific, Glade, Hallmark, Hyundai, Inocean, International Truck, Keebler, Kellogg's, KFC, Leo Burnett, Marc USA, Maytag, McDonald's, Morgan Stanley, Moxie, NASCAR, Nationwide, Nintendo, Procter & Gamble, Ogilvy & Mather, Porsche, Publicis, Qwest, Taco Bell, Team Detroit, Toyota, Turtle Wax, United Airlines, US Army, US Marines, US Post Office, Verizon, Windex, 360i.