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Stefanie Gunning*
SVP Group Creative Director

NEW YORK, USA // Stefanie Gunning is the SVP/Group Creative Director for Edelman’s New York health+wellness practice. In her position, she leads integrated teams in the ideation and production of strategic, data-driven, results-oriented content, activations, and programs.

Stefanie has wide-ranging experience across the health+wellness space — everything from consumer products, to non-profit organizations/NGOs, to pharmaceutical and biotechnology companies.

Prior to joining Edelman, she was at MRY, where she helped create Visa’s #GoInSIx campaign, an official honoree at the 2014 Webby Awards, and led the launch of, an innovative personal nutritional coaching program for moms and moms-to-be.

Before that, she helped launch Samsung’s flagship Galaxy S and Galaxy SII smartphones at Digitas. At MRM, she was the editor of, which won Gold in Brand Destination Site at the 2008 IAB MIXX Awards.

Stefanie spent more than a decade at MTV Networks, where she helped develop the nascent,, and She was the writer on the 2005 TV Land Awards All Access Pass, which won an Interactive Television Emmy Award. She began her career in the NY theatre scene, working at the Manhattan Theatre Club.

Stefanie grew up in New York City and Westchester. She’s a graduate of the State University of New York at Geneseo and Robert McKee’s prestigious STORY seminar.

*Executive juror