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Meet the leadership team
Chief Executive Officer
As a teenager, David worked in a grocery store and became fascinated with how and why people buy things. Today, David answers those questions as the CEO of Doner.
David loves the extreme competitive aspect of the agency business and the thrill of helping clients win. He’s a hands-on, walk-around leader who believes creativity and accountability can coexist in harmony, details and speed matter, and bureaucracy sucks. David has overseen Doner's evolution into a thoroughly modern, data-driven and strategically led agency.
When he’s not leading Doner, David coaches tennis and serves on various boards across Detroit, including Cranbrook Kingswood Schools and MOCAD (Museum of Contemporary Art Detroit), and spends time with his wife and their kids Alex, Olivia, Owen and Henry.
Naveen is energized every day to work with the passionate team at Doner to solve clients’ business and marketing challenges.
He loves the balance of having to be ever mindful of the present, while simultaneously planning for our future. His strategic plans have contributed to the growth of several business units, while his operating plans have streamlined processes and driven efficiencies. He loves seeing a team come together to succeed beyond the potential of each individual.
A native Midwesterner, Naveen enjoys spending time with his fantastic daughter, and rooting on the Reds and Pacers. Don’t ask him about her no longer rooting for the Bengals – it’s a touchy subject.
President, Doner Detroit
Every great team has the player who makes everyone else better – that’s Craig Conrad. It started when he walked onto the Miami University hockey team and it continues today every time he walks into a conference room.
Craig has led accounts in every category from automotive to healthcare to retail to packaged goods. Today, as Doner’s president, Craig touches every account and supports team members at every level. As an avid sports enthusiast, healthy competition and being a good teammate are things that get his heart pumping.
He and his wife live in Northville and are active sports parents to their two future college athletes.
Lauren’s career in advertising spans three countries and two continents where she’s led leading innovative agencies and delivered award-winning work.
Before joining as President of Doner LA, Lauren was President & CEO of Chandelier Creative, leading offices on both the East and West Coasts and overseeing the expansion into Hong Kong and Europe across clients in the Fashion, Retail, CPG, Travel & Hospitality and Technology space.
Before the U.S., Lauren lived in Australia for 12 years, where she met her husband and ran an award-winning marketing agency. We’re all disappointed that she doesn’t have an Australian accent; it’s probably because she is still a true Canadian at heart – born and raised!
Lauren’s demonstrated entrepreneurial approach, and her breadth of experience working across a vast array of categories and retail brands, as well as her track record for driving growth, fuel Doner LA’s continued momentum.
EVP, Director of Operations
Being part of the Doner family for so long has made Sue both unofficial historian and “Go-to Sue.” She’s worked in almost every department in the agency––literally.
Learning from the past, growing into the future and problem-solving along the way is the tempo that drives her every day. And because she likes to get things done, interacting with amazing people and helping build great creative becomes her energy source.
And thanks to Doner, she takes that energy home, where Go-to Sue becomes Go-to Mom.
EVP, Managing Director Doner CX
Catherine has a passion for the one-on-one interactions that ignite brand attraction, drive preference and build results. It is about creating meaningful, mutually beneficial personal relationships between brands and the customers they serve.
Catherine spent years logging automotive miles running the Hertz business, globally. She also has extensive B2B/Trade experience. Other brand experience includes Philips, J&J, Pepsi, Pfizer, P&G and MCI.
When not at work, Catherine is easy to find. She is usually chasing her husband and 2 kids enough to consider it “training” for her next triathlon, plotting a carpooling course from match to meet to game, or packing a cooler for the next road trip.
Chief Talent Officer
Katherine Moncrief has spent the last 10 years as the EVP, Director of Talent at Deutsch. She has had a successful history of recruiting award-winning talent, instituting pipeline strategies, staff planning, establishing and amplifying talent initiatives, driving diversity, scaling companies during intense growth periods and building culture for market-leading creative agencies. Before Deutsch she worked in Account Management at creative breakthrough shops like Anomaly and Mother. She started her career at DDB and spent time working at Havas in London. She has an exceptional record of success in the management of corporate, creative, and production recruiting operations. She has a consistent history of increasing efficiency, performance and building environments that promote creativity. Her real passion and biggest supporter is her two-year-old son Henry. She lives in Montclair New Jersey and volunteers with the Montclair Community Pre-K on development initiatives.