Dick Vinyard - 2019

Dick Vinyard got his degree in journalism and dedicated his professional life of 50 years to the ad business. After working for three major agencies, he founded Vinyard & Lee & Partners in 1971. His work included the development of advertising for some of the area’s top companies including Wetterau Foods, Anheuser-Busch, Purina Dog Chow, and Ravarino & Freschi pasta. He sold his agency to TBWA and later started an ad consulting firm, which he ran until his retirement in 2012. He also served as chairman of the Missouri Council of the American Association of Advertising Agencies