|Nancy Hill has served as President and Chief Executive Officer of the 4A's since 2008 and has guided the association's transformation to provide leadership, advocacy and guidance to the advertising community on issues such as talent, online privacy and interest-based advertising, compensation and intellectual property ownership. She has personally led the 4A's work on diversity, including recruitment, talent development and media buying guidelines. |
Recognizing the need to bring the agency leadership and media communities to together to discuss shared interests, she was instrumental in developing the 4A's annual Transformation Conference, which combined the former Leadership and Media conferences and attracts more than 1,000 executives each year. Additionally, she recently led efforts to move the association from the Chrysler Building to an open space environment where staff can work more collaboratively to produce better work for the benefit of its members.
A veteran of agencies on both coasts, she began her career in advertising at Doner/Baltimore, where she spent 10 years beginning in 1983. Next she worked at TBWA\Chiat\Day 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 first president of its San Francisco office and then later promoted to executive vice president and managing director for New York, overseeing several of the agency's largest accounts. Her most recent position prior to the 4A's was as Chief Executive Officer at Lowe New York.
In September 2012, Nancy was named one of Advertising Age's 100 Most Influential Women in Advertising and was honored as a Woman to Watch by Ad Age in 2008. She has also been named by both the Arthritis Foundation and the Girl Scouts of New York as a Woman of Distinction. She has served on the Board of Directors of the Miami Ad School and led the launch of its New York campus. Currently, she serves on the Board of Directors of The Partnership at drugfree.org, The Ad Council, The National Advertising Review Council, TORCH, AdColor, The Digital Advertising Alliance, 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 Otavalo, Ecuador, where she has had a home for several years.