John Pohlman

John Pohlman

Executive Vice President/Executive Creative Director

You’re looking at a brilliant strategic leader – the very epitome of Extra Mile-ness. You’re also looking at a man on a mission to see as many classic rock shows as humanly possible before all the great rockers die.  As the Executive Creative Director and EVP of Lawrence & Schiller, John is one of the founding architects of our award-winning creative department and helps steer the ship on our agency’s executive leadership team.  Over the years he’s worn many hats – including copywriter, broadcast producer, creative director, mentor and coach for the agency’s creative team, winning countless awards for his work. Throw a complex problem at John, and he’ll return fire with award-winning creative strategies to solve it. Prior to joining L&S in 1986, John was Promotion/Continuity Manager for KDLT-TV and Continuity Writer/Producer for KSFY-TV, both in Sioux Falls. John earned his BS degree in English/Mass Communications from the University of South Dakota in Vermillion. He received the South Dakota Advertising Federation’s Creative Legacy Award in 2014.