Tesa Aragones


Tesa Aragones is president of North America for AKQA, a global design and innovation agency. She currently sits on the Board of Directors for Tillys (NYSE: TLYS), a leading specialty retailer of casual apparel, footwear and accessories. She is on the Board of Advisors for ChangeUpEncantos and Unbias. She is also an Advisor, Adjunct  Speaker at the Stanford Community College, part of the Stanford Design School designed for and by brown and black community members. Tesa is a contributing writer for AdWeek and has been awarded Ad Age’s Top 40 Marketers Under 40, Forbes CMO, AdWeek CMO, and Business Insider CMO. She has more than two decades of brand marketing, digital branding and digital innovation expertise. Throughout her career, she has worked for some of the most iconic brands and industry leaders, including Nike, Volkswagen, Apple, XBOX, Bacardi, Universal Studios, and more. She has served as Chief Marketing Officer of Discord Inc. and Visual Supply Company, and prior to, held various director-level marketing roles at Nike, Inc. (NYSE: NKE), with her last role as Senior Brand Director Global, Women’s Training. Earlier in her career, she held leadership positions at David & Goliath and Volkswagen Group of America.