Taan Worldwide Leadership - Our Perspectives

Peter Gerritsen, Taan Worldwide President




Board of Governors

Marcy Tessmann, Chair – Board of Governors

President of Charleston|Orwig
Hartland, Wisconsin




John McCallum, Governor – International/Europe

Partner and Managing Director of Levy McCallum
Scotland, Ireland




BC LeDoux, Governor – North America
President – Wide Awake
Las Vegas, NV USA

Jean-Marc Demers, Governor – North America

Montreal, Canada




Rodrigo Rodrigues, Governor – International

Opus Multipla/Grupo Om
Curitiba, Brazil 




Bob Goranson, Taan Administration and Support

Tucson, AZ USA



Legal Counsel

John Feldman, Taan Legal Counsel

Partner ReedSmith, Washington, DC

TAAN maintains a formal relationship with the national law firm of Reed Smith, the country’s leading practice specializing in advertising and promotion law. And through their alliance with GALA, (Global Advertising Law Alliance), TAAN members may have access to legal advice and remedies almost anywhere in the world.

Financial Counsel

Jim Locatelli , President

Locatelli & Company 

A certified public accountant and an entrepreneur himself,  Jim Locatelli took his considerable experience in the marketing communications field and opened up his own distinctive boutique of financial management and accounting services.

Prior to opening Locatelli and Company, Jim served as the CFO, executive vice president and shareholder of a large Milwaukee-based advertising agency. In fact, he currently serves as the part-time CFO for several marketing communication firms that rely on his expertise.

Jim is experienced in a variety of accounting and business management capacities, including financial analysis; income forecasting and budget control; tax reporting; succession planning; mergers and acquisitions; cost accounting, contract negotiation and execution; and employer retirement planning.