Nancy Hill Awarded Honorary Doctorate Degree

May 30, 2014

ALLIANCE, Ohio-- Nancy Hill, ’79, president and CEO of the American Association of Advertising Agencies (4A’s), was presented with the honorary degree of doctor of humane letters at the 168th Commencement Ceremony at  Mount Union College on Saturday, May 10.

Hill became president and CEO of 4A’s in 2008. She has led the organization’s efforts on diversity through talent development, recruitment and media buying guidelines. Under her command, the 4A’s provides leadership, advocacy and guidance to the advertising community.

Hill has earned many awards and recognitions. She received the “Changing the Game Award” from the Advertising Women of New York. Advertising Age honored her as one of the “Women to Watch” and one of the “100 Most Influential Women in Advertising History.” The Arthritis Foundation and the Girl Scouts have both named her a “Woman of Distinction.”

Still very involved in the community, Hill is a member of the Board of Directors of The Partnership at, The Ad Council, The National Advertising Review Council, TORCH, AdColor, The Digital Advertising Alliance, The Marcus Graham Project and a University of Mount Union Trustee. In addition, Hill volunteers with the organization People Helping People, which is focused on providing education to the residents of Andean villages in northern Ecuador. She has helped the organization build several schools and provide scholarships for more than 800 high school and university students.

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