Bill Bunkers
Bill Bunkers
EVP, People & Culture

I put purpose into practice by…

banging like Charlie Watts!

Bill helps create an agency culture where ideas and people thrive. He started in radio as a writer and producer. After being awarded a teaching assistantship and getting his M.A. at Northwestern, he fell into business communications as a producer. He eventually moved into agency leadership roles, which is where he’s “lived” for nearly 30 years.

In recalling his greatest career moments, Bill lists “happy clients, developing careers, building great teams, growing businesses and remaining calm.”

When he’s not inspiring his people or delighting his clients, you’ll find Bill behind a drum set. He’s played drums since he was 10, inspired by Charlie Watts of The Rolling Stones. “Playing drums is the perfect balance of ‘driving the bus’ and providing support, which is how I approach my work,” said Bill.

When asked why he loves working at AJ, Bill said, “I like our humans: they’re funny, passionate, smart, hard-working—and nice.”

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