sue gillan has been directing talent on stage and screens, in agencies, companies and business schools worldwide for over fifteen years. at chicago's famed second city improv theater, sue began her career as a resident company actress and writer and went on to direct both their national touring co and chicago stage. from there, she helped launch second city's branded content arm of the business, and began applying the tenets of improv to develop talent for companies and schools. sue has successfully partnered with creative agencies to bring non-traditional talent to win new business and promote collaborative creativity. in 2013, sue became the first creative hire at chicago's Okrp, named adage's 2015 small agency of the year And a 2018 agency to watch. her time there solidified her beliefs:
Talent is everything.
when the working environment is right, we make great work,
and having 84.7% more fun making that work doesn’t hurt, either.