Fay Ferguson, Co-CEO, Burrell Communications Group LLC
Together with McGhee Williams Osse, Ferguson runs Chicago-based Burrell which specializes in the African American market. In 2013, she was inducted into the History Makers, the nation’s largest African American video oral history collection, for her outstanding work in the advertising field.
Verdia E. Johnson, CEO, Footsteps Group, LLC
Johnson’s agency is behind successful ad campaigns including the Gillette Fusion ProGlide Styler, utilizing Andre 3000, Adrien Brody and Gael Garcia Bernal. Her company also convinced IKEA to alter their more singularly-focused communications to include African Americans in one of their ad campaigns, “The Man Cave.â€
Monique Nelson, CEO, UniWorld Group, Inc.
Since Monique Nelson took the helm from founder, Byron Lewis Sr., in 2012, she’s continued to increase the brand’s presence as an award-winning heavyweight ad agency. As CEO, she has managed and grown UWG’s integrated marketing, digital and branded entertainment departments.