As President and CEO of the 4A’s from 2008-2017, Nancy led the association’s transformation to provide leadership, advocacy and guidance to the advertising community on issues such as patent trolling, online privacy and interest-based advertising, compensation and talent. She personally led the 4A’s work on diversity and inclusion.
A veteran of agencies across the country, she began her career in advertising in 1983 at Doner/Baltimore, where she spent 10 years. This was followed by work at TBWAChiatDay in both St. Louis and Los Angeles, before moving to San Francisco to lead Goldberg Moser O’Neill, which became Hill Holliday in 2001. After that, she joined BBDO where she was EVP and managing director for New York, overseeing several of the agency’s largest accounts. Her most recent Executive position prior to joining the 4A’s was CEO of Lowe New York.
Nancy’s career was built over 30 years working directly with top tier technology and digital media companies such as Cisco Systems, Motorola, AOL and SiriusXM, to name a few. Always curious and able to connect dots in layman’s terms, Nancy has also served as an adviser to several start up companies as they have sought to secure angel and early round financing.
In April 2013, Nancy was recognized by AWNY (Advertising Women of New York) with its Changing the Game Award. She was named one of Advertising Age’s 100 Most Influential Women in Advertising History and was honored as a Woman to Watch by Ad Age.
Recently she served on the Boards of The Partnership at drugfree.org, The Ad Council, The National Advertising Review Council, The Digital Advertising Alliance, Advertising Self-Regulatory Council, and The Marcus Graham Project. She is also a Trustee of the University of Mount Union in Ohio and is an active member of the Board of People Helping People, an organization that builds schools and sponsors children for further education in Ecuador, where she has had a home for several years.