EcoHealth Alliance Elects Bob Kuperman to Board of Directors

NEW YORK – November 2, 2015

EcoHealth Alliance, a nonprofit organization that focuses on local conservation and global health issues, announced the election of Mr. Bob Kuperman to its Board of Directors.  With over 40 years of innovative science-based research, EcoHealth Alliance continues to be a leading environmental health organization with superior guidance from a diverse, multi-disciplinary Board of Directors.  EcoHealth Alliance’s Board of Directors provide the organization with strategic direction as well as ensure its financial health and sustainability.

Newly elected member, Bob Kuperman, has a storied career with more than 40 years of experience creating some of the most historically famous and brand-effective advertising in the U.S.  Mr. Kuperman began his career in 1963 at Doyle Dane Bernbach as an Art Director, working on much of their landmark, award-winning advertising, and during his three years as head of the Volkswagen group, created such classics as “1949 Auto Show.” A collection of his Volkswagen ads hangs in the Smithsonian Institution.

As President and CEO of the Americas at TBWA Worldwide, Bob was personally responsible for the global advertising on Sony and Seagram and as President and CEO of Chiat/Day, Los Angeles the agency was voted “Agency of the Year” by both Adweek and Advertising Age in 1991, 1995 and again in 1997 (as TBWA Chiat/Day). Previously, Bob has worked at Wells, Rich, Greene in New York where he created classic ads in the 1970s for Alka Seltzer and Midas Muffler. He also worked as a Creative Director at Della Femina, Travisano and Partners where he created the award-winning Teacher’s Scotch print campaign, as well as the total marketing concept (name, package, design and all advertising) for Meow Mix Cat Food.  Bob returned “home” to DDB New York in January 2001 as Chairman and Chief Executive Officer. In that role, Bob oversaw every aspect of the agency’s creative product. In 2005, Bob was named Vice Chairman of DDB Worldwide where he worked with DDB Worldwide President and CEO Ken Kaess to keep the flame of creativity alive throughout the DDB network.

Consistently cited as one of the Top 100 Advertising People in the U.S., Bob is eagerly sought after as a speaker by communications and marketing businesses all over the world. Bob has won 300 industry awards, which include CLIO Awards, D&AD Awards and Cannes Lion Awards. He is a 2002 recipient of the Ellis Island Medal of Honor, awarded by the National Ethnic Coalition of Organizations, for his “exceptional humanitarian efforts and outstanding contributions to our country.” Bob has served on the Board of Directors for Rhythm NewMedia, the Hope Foundation, and Dakim. Currently, Bob is actively working as a brand consultant for the New York COSMOS.

“We are excited to welcome Bob Kuperman to our Board of Directors. His creative background and branding expertise will help EcoHealth Alliance as we grow as a global organization,” said Dr. Peter Daszak, President of EcoHealth Alliance.

About EcoHealth Alliance

Building on over 40 years of groundbreaking science, EcoHealth Alliance is a global, nonprofit organization dedicated to protecting wildlife and safeguarding human health from the emergence of disease. The organization develops ways to combat the effects of damaged ecosystems on human and wildlife health.  Using environmental and health data covering the past 60 years, EcoHealth Alliance scientists created the first-ever, global disease hotspots map that identified at-risk regions, to help predict and prevent the next pandemic crisis. That work is the foundation of EcoHealth Alliance’s rigorous, science-based approach, focused at the intersection of the environment, health, and capacity building.  Working in the U.S. and more than 20 countries worldwide, EcoHealth Alliance’s strength is founded on innovations in research, training, global partnerships, and policy initiatives.  For more information, please visit

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