Nancy Hill to leave 4A's

Her one-year contract will help smooth the transition for Hill's successor., the company said

The 4A’s announced Tuesday that Nancy Hill will be stepping down next year after serving as president and CEO for nine years. Hill’s contract will expire in June 2017 after she helps plan the association’s 100th anniversary.

Hill has held her position as president and CEO at 4A’s since 2008, guiding the association’s transition to better advise the advertising community on issues like patent trolling, internet-based advertising, compensation, online privacy and talent.

"Nancy has incredible passion for the advertising industry; during the past eight years, she has advocated tirelessly for issues — such as gender and diversity — that continue to make the industry better," said Bill Koenigsberg, president, CEO and founder of Horizon Media.

Previously Hill served as CEO of Lowe New York and EVP and managing director for BBDO New York after working at Doner, TBWA/Chiat/Day and Goldberg Moser O’Neill, which became Hill Holiday in 2001.

"The past eight years have been the experience of a lifetime," Hill said. "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."

Upon her departure, Hill plans on doing consulting work and volunteering and teaching in Ecuador.

The 4A’s board of directors led by Koenigsberg is in discussions with MediaLink to lead the search for her predecessor.

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