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Andy Polansky

Chairman and Chief Executive Officer

Andy Polansky is the Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of IPG DXTRA, a global collective of 27 marketing services and agency brands anchored by Weber Shandwick, Golin, Octagon, FutureBrand and Jack Morton. Andy oversees IPG DXTRA’s collaborative model and its highly specialized marketing firms, which operate across a variety of disciplines including public relations, experiential, sponsorships, innovation, brand, influencer, digital, social and analytics, among others.  A leader in the public relations and marketing service industries, Andy has delivered outstanding results for hundreds of companies around the globe. 

 Andy also serves as Executive Chairman of Weber Shandwick, PRovoke Media’s Agency of the Decade, and was its CEO from 2012-2019. 

 Andy sits on the Board of Directors for The Ad Council and the Board of Trustees for the VNA Health Group, one of the nation’s largest nonprofit independent providers of home health, hospice and community-based care. Prior to his roles with IPG, Andy was a municipal reporter for the Bucks County Courier Times in Levittown, PA, a business and feature writer for the Princeton Packet in Princeton, NJ, and a sportswriter at The Trentonian in Trenton, NJ. Andy holds a Bachelor of Arts degree from The College of New Jersey (TCNJ) and sits on the TCNJ Foundation Board of Directors.