Nancy Hill will be stepping down as president and CEO of the American Association of Advertising Agencies (4A’s) next June, after which she will work as a consultant and spend time in Ecuador teaching and volunteering, Adweek reports. The organization says a search for Hill’s successor, which will presumably be handled by MediaLink, has already begun.
“Nancy has incredible passion for the advertising industry,” Horizon Media founder and 4A’s board chair Bill Koenigsberg said in a statement. “During the past eight years, she has advocated tirelessly for issues—such as gender and diversity—that continue to make the industry better.”
Hill was appointed to the role back in January of 2008, following a year and a half as CEO of Lowe Worldwide New York. Prior to Lowe, Hill spent three years as managing director at BBDO New York, and year in that position at Hill Holliday New York before that.
“The past eight years have been the experience of a lifetime,” added Hill. “It has been a pleasure to help guide the industry through changing times and to bring issues that I am so passionate about to the forefront. The advertising agency business is continually evolving to meet the needs of clients and identify the best new ways to reach consumers. It has been an honor to play a part in shaping the future of an industry I love.”
In the press release, Koenigsberg states that the 4A’s is currently “in discussions with MediaLink to lead the search” for the 4A’s next CEO.