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Dan Azzaro

Dan Azzaro is a 30-year veteran of the advertising and marketing business. With a BA in Communication and an MBA in Marketing and Economics from Fordham University he has created and lead many of the changes in promotion and retail marketing that have occurred over the last three decades.

Dan has spent time in media planning, promotion and agency management. Specifically he was the head of promotion at Keebler, leading the company to profitability over a three year period; he was a Senior Partner at Ryan Partnership, an international marketing services firm, building the Chicago office from one person to a full service agency of 50, with billings of over 100 million dollars.

Dan also launched a sports comedy writing service, and produced/wrote an album that was nominated for Best Comedy Album of 1992. He has also hosted sports talk shows on WLS and The Score in Chicago over the past two decades.
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“McDonald's Won't Have It Burger King's Way on 'McWhopper’” (Chicago Tribune)