Leadership Team

Gene Dilard, President

For the past three decades, Gene Dillard has worked with highly respected national and regional food industry marketing agencies on flagship brands at Fortune 500 marketers and regional clients in both consumer and business-to-business advertising.

He has held key leadership roles on a variety of assignments including managing and directing creative teams, account management groups and strategic planning departments. He excels at combining long term food marketing strategy with the challenges of creative marketing communication.

Throughout his career Gene has proven invaluable to the agencies and their clientele in his in-depth knowledge of the entire food industry marketing spectrum of creative and production processes.

He has served legions of food-related marketers including Borden, Kraft Foods, Sara Lee, Frito Lay, Tyson Foods, Bryan Meats, Dr. Pepper, Leon’s Texas Cuisine, and restaurants like Schlotzky’s, Grandy’s, Mr. Jim’s Pizza, Don Pablo’s Mexican Kitchen, K-Bob’s Steakhouse and Dakota’s Steakhouse.

Gene’s answers to random questions:

My first job in advertising was – painting greetings on retail display windows

I grew up in – Bartlett, Texas. The playground of Central Texas.

I have a low tolerance for – people who promise but don’t deliver.

My strengths are – ability to see both advertising strategic issues and creative issues at the same time.

My weaknesses are – weekends and chicken-fried steak in the Hill Country

If I were a superhero my super power would be – super strength.

The last book I read was – Rhino Ranch by Larry McMurtry.