Thank you, Dave Buck, for all the good times we had.

After 30-plus years at Crowley Webb, Dave Buck has cashed in his chips. He’s now focusing on painting, traveling, and spending more time with friends and family. To say this is bittersweet would be an understatement, as no one has had a greater impact on our agency – or me, for that matter – than this man.

I wouldn’t be here, physically or developmentally, if it weren’t for Dave. I remember meeting Dave for the first time in 1990, when I was considering a move to Buffalo. He was kind enough to take my cold call and interview me. We ate sushi and talked about whether Crowley Webb was working on Mac computers yet and if the World Wide Web was a real thing. We hit it off right away, and although I wasn’t quite ready to make the move to Buffalo, Crowley Webb and Dave stayed on my mind for the next four years. When I was finally ready, I called Dave, and a creative partnership was formed.

We have been like-minded from the start. We always finished each other’s sentences when it came to the work. We’ve been side by side through the good times and the bad. He has been my mentor. And there hasn’t been a day, when faced with a decision, when I haven’t asked myself, “What would Dave do?” Dave is a loyal friend, one who knows more about me than maybe anyone.

It’s been Jeff and Dave, Dave and Jeff, Jeff and Dave for 22 years. I’m going to truly miss that.

In his years here, he has been a staunch defender of the creative department. The standard bearer when it comes to the work – creative, strategy, you name it. His passion for Crowley Webb and our culture has been second to none. But while I’ll miss working with him every day, I know he has prepared us, inspired us, and made us all better at what we do.

And for that, all we can say is thank you.

Dave’s motto has always been “Make one point, and make it memorably.” So we made a little video that we hope does just that.