Mark Willmann / President
Mark leads the largest McCann Health office in North America, including locations in New Jersey and San Francisco. In addition to leading the senior management team, Mark directs the agency in brand development, strategic endeavors, and organizational operations. Prior to joining McCann Torre Lazur a decade ago, Mark trained as a molecular biologist and spent 7 years leading drug development in infectious disease and women’s health. With this diverse background, Mark is confident from the boardroom to the science lab–an advantage clients respect and colleagues value. His insightful nature, commitment to excellence, and relentless dedication make him an integral part of the agency’s success and a highly sought-after client partner.
“It always seems impossible until it’s done.”
Marcia Goddard / Chief Creative Officer
By partnering with clients and leveraging her extensive category and customer knowledge, Marcia demonstrates her long-standing commitment to building successful brands. With enthusiasm and dedication, she pushes the creative minds at McCann Torre Lazur to generate conceptual work that is strategically sound, uniquely creative, and consistently recognized by industry accolades. Leading our talented creatives in both the New Jersey and San Francisco offices, she helps develop work that makes an impact for clients. Marcia’s dedication over the past 20 years has helped McCann Torre Lazur earn a well-known reputation for a strong, award-winning product and a bold, creative spirit.
“The world of reality has its limits; the world of imagination is boundless.”
Nick Megjugorac, PhD / EVP, Director of Strategic Services
Nick is energized by science. His experience as an immunologist gives him the unique ability to gather information, translate data, and turn scientific intelligence into action items that drive market awareness. He contributes to the development and implementation of strategic goals and supporting tactics. Through his understanding of all details, Nick plays a key role in guiding teams forward.
“It’s not because things are difficult that we dare not venture. It’s because we dare not venture that they are difficult.”
Lauren Lewis / EVP, Managing Director
A dynamic and efficient leader, Lauren brings passion and dedication to all of her brands. Her marketing acumen and commitment have led her to fill roles on the client side to keep business momentum moving. Having led multidisciplinary teams, Lauren has proven herself adept at strategically promoting to different marketing segments and ensuring seamless integration and optimal outcomes across all customers and channels; often through the development of effective models and guidelines for cross-functional brand and agency teams.
“Great things never came from comfort zones.”
Pete Irizarry / EVP, Managing Director
Pete has led a distinguished career working on a diversified group of blockbuster brands for large, blue-chip global pharmaceutical and biotech companies such as Gilead, Novo Nordisk, Shire, Janssen, AstraZeneca, and Bristol-Myers Squibb. During his career, Pete has participated in the marketing of brands from every vantage point. As part of the Wyeth sales team, he saw firsthand the impact healthcare communications and programs have within the patient community.
“Believe you can and you’re halfway there.”
Deb Jamer / EVP, Organizational Development
Deb’s practical, dynamic attitude is what makes McCann Torre Lazur–and its people–so special. A 27-year agency veteran, Deb has spearheaded many of the operational processes that have become the industry gold standard—for both global and regional accounts. She started in Account Services, where she helped to launch and grow business for a variety of clients, including GSK’s vaccine franchise and Pfizer’s Zyvox. Her unique ability to organize, anticipate, and act upon the needs of clients and staff propelled her to the position of EVP, Organizational Development. In this role, Deb has implemented programs that streamline agency procedures as well as those for employee recruitment, orientation, and training.
“Take a chance. You never know how perfect something might turn out to be.”