MAIP Coach of the Year
The #MAIPCoach of the Year Award honors an individual who has gone above and beyond their responsibilities to provide consistent guidance and outreach to their mentee. They’ve not only showcased genuine interest in the rising talent of our community but has also provided excellent direction and fostered the skills necessary for professional and personal success.
Cheryl warbrook was born and raised in Amsterdam Holland. After starting her professional career as an intern at Wieden + Kennedy Amsterdam 20 years ago, she realized she’s found her career path in production. After nearly 8 years in that department, she travelled the world for work and love, and ended up joining the WK family again in Shanghai for 2 years. From there she moved to New York where she has been working for the last 9 years, as an EP on Delta and Heinz. Cheryl has produced from tiny social videos, to complex events, to large global multinational shoots. Her heart is always in production and she loves watching new talent find their path in it.
From growing up in a marginalized community afflicted with visible healthcare disparities to developing actionable strategies that raise awareness and bridge healthcare gaps within similar communities at Saatchi & Saatchi Wellness, Davon D. Thompson takes pride knowing that his everyday work is purposed driven and has the potential to change and save lives. Unlike many of his peers however, his diverse background allows him to provide unique perspectives and uncover insights that are often overlooked, proving that there is value in diversity and that it can transform agencies and the marketing industry as a whole for the better if truly embraced. Outside of the office you can easily find Davon giving back to students across the country, teaching them the essential skills they need for a successful career such as building relationships through networking, developing a strong work ethic, and how to kick-off a career in strategy through workshops. As the Strategic Partnerships Lead at 100 Roses from Concrete, he and his fellow roses ideate and create campaigns and programs with the potential to change the marketing industry through the power of diversity and inclusion.