40 Rising Stars 40 & Under

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Monique L. Nelson, 37

SVP, Brand Integration

Uniworld Group Inc.


Major responsibilities: “I basically run most of the day-to-day operations of the business. Creative, PR, branded entertainment, accounts, digital, innovation, media—there’s not much I don’t touch. And from a traditional agency standpoint [my position] is rare. Brand integration really does mean integrating all departments, ensuring that we deliver robust plans to our clients and generate new ideas. I do a lot of new business and make connections for the agency.”


Professional lesson learned: “To listen. To everyone. Good ideas come from everywhere.”


Role model: “My father is a tremendous person in my life. He was a corporate guy with an entrepreneurial spirit who always had his own business, which let me know you can always make it on your own terms if need be.”


Major professional and personal accomplishment: Living and working in Milan on and off for about a year and a half. I lived in the Chinatown of Italy, a place called Paolo Sarpi, and it was an incredible experience.”


Next personal goal: “To nurture the relationships that are important to me; to stay healthy and happy.”


Dream vacation: Uruguay, Punta del Este


Favorite car: “I don’t really have a dream car. Now a dream shoe … “


Phone: “I have two Blackberrys—one personal and one for work.”


Laptop: HP mini at work, Vaio at home


Other tech tools: “I cannot live without my iPad. I now travel exclusively with it. Unless I’ll be gone for longer than two or three days, I don’t even bring my laptop.”


Favorite store: Nordstrom "I’m a shoe junkie!"


Favorite beverage: “Any Prosecco from Italy, and I like Patron. I’m also an Arnold Palmer girl.”

Monique L. Nelson, 37

SVP, Brand Integration

Uniworld Group Inc.

Major responsibilities: “I basically run most of the…

  • Dianne Obey Punch

    You are lovely Monique! Though,I haven’t met you yet;I feel your parents pride. Take care and keep moving up.