LOUISVILLE (June 29, 2017) – Scoppechio is deeply saddened to announce that its founder and chairman, Debbie Scoppechio, peacefully passed away at age 68 on Thursday, June 29, according to a tribute on the Louisville ad agency’s website.
“Debbie truly loved life, loved the business and loved her agency,” the tribute stated.
“Debbie Scoppechio was an innovative entrepreneur, a previous GLI Board Chair, and continued to be an active, engaged top investor with GLI,” said Kent Oyler, president & CEO of Greater Louisville Inc., in a released statement. “She most recently served on the Board of the Greater Louisville Foundation. This is a true loss for the Louisville business community. She will be greatly missed and her legacy will live on in the agency that now bears her name.”
“It was her passion for the ad business that drove her to create her own shop in 1987, then known as Creative Alliance. She grew the agency from a three-person company to one of the largest independent agencies in the country, and a Top 100 national agency, now with over 170 employees,” according to the tribute.
“The University of Louisville joins the community in mourning Debbie Scoppechio,” Greg Postel, interim president at UofL, said in a released statement. “Debbie was a savvy businesswoman and generous public servant who helped further the university’s mission over the years through her membership on the Board of Trustees, Board of Overseers and University of Louisville Foundation. Our sympathies go out to her family, friends and coworkers. She will be greatly missed.”
For more on the tribute, please go to Scoppechio.com