Remembering Alan Vassberg

Alan Collage

As many know, this past November the Y&R Austin family lost one of our own — Alan Vassberg. Not only was he our Managing Director of Strategy and our dear friend, he was our resident professor for the past 17 years.

A new office, new clients and new Martians have changed the face of Y&R Austin since Alan last walked out our door. The past three months have shown us that, in spite of tragedy, time marches on.

But even though he no longer walks among (or towers over) us, Alan will always be in our hearts. As such, in lieu of client gifts this past holiday season, the agency made a donation to the Kidney Cancer Association (KCA) to honor Alan and his family. Comprised of patients, family members, physicians, researchers and other health professionals, KCA is the largest kidney cancer charity in the world, with members in more than 100 countries. For more on this worthwhile organization or to make a donation of your own, please click here.

Au revoir, professor. Your wit and wisdom made us all better. We miss you every day.