Chief Executive Officer
Christine Fruechte is CEO of Colle+McVoy, an inventive, integrated agency that excels at modernizing brands for a range of clients, from privately held companies to Fortune 100 businesses. She has more than 25 years of marketing and business management experience and is nationally recognized for transforming the agency, now one of the Twin Cities largest. Christine is responsible for inspiring and leading 240 professionals and managing more than $300 million in annualized capitalized billings.
Since arriving at Colle+McVoy in 2004, Christine has led clients to record-setting results and the agency through more than ten consecutive years of growth, while consistently being named a best place to work by Outside magazine, Ag Age and the Star Tribune. The agency has also received international recognition from the Effie Awards, Webby Awards, PRSA Silver Anvil Awards, The One Show, Cannes Lions, and others.
Christine’s extensive brand experience includes 3M, Coca-Cola, DuPont, General Mills, The Hershey Company, Invisalign, Land O’Lakes, Target and USA Swimming, among others. And she has held leadership positions at other respected advertising agencies, including Campbell Mithun now McCann and DDB affiliate Milici Valenti Ng Pack in Honolulu.
Christine is a sought-after national speaker and resource for national media, including Ad Age, NPR, The Wall Street Journal, The New York Times and The Huffington Post. She has been profiled in the highly regarded Corner Office column of The New York Times and Ad Age recognized her in its 2010 Women to Watch report, which honors the most innovative, empowered and accomplished women in the world of advertising, marketing and media.
Outside of her day job, Christine serves on the board of directors for both the National 4A’s and the 4A’s Foundation. She was on the selection committee for the new president & CEO of the 4A’s and was a jury member of the 2017 Partner Awards. She is also on the advisory board of The BrandLab and volunteers for the Twin Cities Youth Rowing Club.