DumaineAndrew D. “Andy” Dumaine, a Baltimore advertising executive who later founded Shrinkingfootprint, a communications firm focused on tourism and sustainability, died July 26 from a seizure at University of Maryland St. Joseph Medical Center in Towson.

According to a report in The Sun, his wife of 19 years, Cristina Creager, said he was still recuperating from a 2014 brain surgery at the time of his death. He was 55.

“To say that Andy was engaged, caring, loving and a gentle human being is just touching the surface,” longtime friend Frank Sesno, a former CNN anchor and Washington bureau chief who is now director of the George Washington University’s School of Media and Public Affairs, told The Sun.

“He was a lovely, thoughtful person who would speak what he felt and lived what he believed,” Mr. Sesno said. “He believed in sustainability issues, and believed that we were capable of making a better planet. He was impressive. He was inspiring.”

The Sun also reported that after obtaining a bachelor’s degree in 1983 in media and journalism from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, he began his advertising career as a copywriter at DDB Needham World Wide in McLean, Va. Within two years he was promoted by DDB Needham World Wide to vice president.

After working for two years for Ogilvy and Mather Advertising in Venezuela, Dumaine and his wife moved to Baltimore in 1994 and went to work for the Campbell Group Inc., which had been founded in 1984 by Robert M. Campbell, according to The Sun. After Mr. Campbell’s death, the couple purchased the $26 million, 45-employee, full-service public relations and advertising firm on Pratt Street, which specialized in the travel and tourism industry.

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