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Debra Polkes*
Chief Creative Officer
CDM New York

NEW YORK, USA // Artist and businessperson? Creative director and strategist? Debra Polkes is a living contradiction—and that’s a great thing for her brands and her clients. Debra is defined by a relentless drive to deliver life changing work – work that elevates brands and makes a difference in the lives of the people they serve. Her ability to guide teams to experiment, create something where there was nothing, and make it deeply attractive is second to none in this industry.

This drive and dedication are evident in her work and the work of her teams which have garnered the most prestigious awards in the industry. Debra lives in New York City’s West Village and enjoys all the finer things that empty nest-hood has to offer.

*Executive juror