We are thrilled to announce that Managing Director Vanessa Kentris Smith has been named a 2021 Campaign US 40 Over 40 honoree for her work leading The Marketing Store, North America.
Vanessa has been with the agency since 2013. She joined originally joined as a Vice President, Account Lead for McDonald’s and Nissan Infiniti, and now she currently leads our North America new business, people, and culture as Managing Director.
The Campaign US 40 Over 40 Awards honor executives like Vanessa for their noteworthy contributions across advertising, marketing, media, technology, and communications, from groundbreaking creative work and head-turning innovations to outside-of-the-box thinking and award-winning campaigns. Learn more and view all the honorees here.
Under Vanessa’s steadfast leadership this past year, the agency has continued to grow while remaining resilient through a pandemic and never sacrificing our people-first approach. In particular, Vanessa offers a fearless female voice and is paving the way for next-gen leaders, who will thrive in more empathetic, human workplaces.
President Mark Landolt said, “Vanessa leads with empathy, honesty, and vulnerability, enabling The Marketing Store to deliver outstanding results in the face of unprecedented challenges.”
Vanessa was also interviewed by Campaign and featured in an article where she offers her perspective on the marketing industry, shares advice, and more. Check it out here.