Eric Mower Advertising Forum

The Eric Mower Advertising Forum was established by the advertising department in 2009, in honor of alumnus Eric Mower ’66, G’68, chairman and CEO of advertising and public relations firm Mower. The forum supports a premier speaker series that provides students and faculty with practical, workshop-oriented learning experiences

Above: Deborah Wahl, Global Chief Marketing Officer, General Motors; Sulynn Amrhein, Program Lead and Strategy, Advanced Analytics, Mars NYC; and Keith Cartwright, Chief Creative Officer and President, Cartwright, Los Angeles CA.

Guests have included:

Inductees to the American Advertising Federation Hall of Fame (AAF)

Inductees to the Association of National Advertisers Business to Business Hall of Fame (ANA)

Distinguished Leaders of Advertising Associations

Leaders of A-List Ad Agencies

Chief Creative Directors

Distinguished Executives of Advertisers/Broadcast Media/Social Media Companies/Others

Eric Mower

Beginning in 1968, after receiving a master’s degree in public communications from the Newhouse School, Mower guided a small, one-office, Syracuse-based firm to become a nationally recognized, integrated marketing and communications practice with nine U.S. offices. Mower’s experience includes a wide range of B2C and B2B categories in both advertising and public relations, including brand development and crisis communications.

Mower is a member of the Newhouse Advisory Board and a Life Trustee of Syracuse University. He is immediate past chair and continuing director of the Business Council of New York State; chair of the American Association of Advertising Agencies (4A’s) Government Relations Committee; chair emeritus and past director of the Advertising Self-Regulatory Council (ASRC); and past member of the board of directors of the Council of Better Business Bureaus (U.S., Canada and Mexico). He is also a past officer and director of 4A’s national board and a past director of the American Advertising Federation (AAF).

Eric Mower was inducted into the Association of National Advertisers (ANA) Business-to-Business Marketing Hall of Fame in 2019. The Mower firm was honored three times in the last 10 years as one of Advertising Age’s Top 10 Best Places to Work, most recently in 2021.