Investor, Advisor

Wenda Harris Millard

Vice Chairman, MediaLink

In 2015, Ms. Millard was named a MAKER in AOL’s Makers: Women Who Make America series created by Gloria Steinem and Emmy Award-winning documentary filmmaker Dyllan McGee. Millard has received numerous industry awards including being named in 2012 one of the “100 Most Influential Women in Advertising in the Last 100 Years”; the 2011 Oracle Award from Springboard; the 2009 ad:tech Lifetime Achievement Award; the 2007 John A. Reisenbach Award for Distinguished Citizenship; the 2006 “Advertising Person of the Year” Silver Medal Award from the AAF and the 2005 Matrix Award for “Women Who Change the World”. Advertising Age also acknowledged her as a “Digital Media Master”, one of the 20 most influential executives in interactive media. She was the subject of a profile by Tom Brokaw as part of NBC’s “Women to Watch” series.

Ms. Millard is past Chairman of the IAB and former President of the Advertising Club of New York. She serves on the Board of the ARF and has served on the Boards of the Advertising Council, the American Advertising Federation, the Advertising Education Foundation and others. Currently, she serves on the boards of Verifone Inc., Millennial Media and Simulmedia. She also sits on the board of the James Beard Foundation. She served two terms as a Trustee of Trinity College in Hartford.

Ms. Millard holds a BA from Trinity College and an MBA from Harvard University.