Laurie A. Stearn Recognized as a Woman of Excellence by Strathmore's Who's Who Worldwide Publication

Chicago, IL, February 28, 2018 --( Laurie A. Stearn of Chicago, Illinois has been recognized as a Woman of Excellence by Strathmore’s Who’s Who Worldwide for her outstanding contributions and achievements in the field of advertising.

About Laurie A. Stearn
Laurie Stearn has 27 years experience in the advertising and marketing industries. She is the Senior Vice President of Agency Relations and Membership at the American Association of Advertising Agencies, Central Region, based in Chicago. This is the trade organization that provides leadership, advocacy, training and guidance that empowers agencies to innovate, evolve and grow. The 4A's is the only national advertising agency trade association. She assists Central Region 4A's member agencies (Illinois, Minnesota, Michigan, Ohio, Indiana, Wisconsin, Kansas, Missouri, Nebraska, Iowa) in getting the most from their 4A's membership, recruits new 4A's members and helps association leaders in providing thought leadership to the marketing communications industry.

Born August 11th in Lancaster, Pennsylvania, Laurie obtained a B.S. in Business Administration, Marketing and Management from Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University. She then obtained a M.B.A. from Indiana University in 1989. She served as a Vice President, Account Director at Leo Burnett from 1989-1998. From 1998-2001 she was the Director of Internet Marketing, Marketing Strategy and Brand Management at Disney World in Orlando, Florida. She then became a Senior VP and Director of Intellectual Capital at Element 79 from 2002-2003, and a Senior Associate Director, Co-Director-Consumer Marketing Academy and Marketing Instructor at Indiana University Kelley School of Business from 2003-2005. Ms. Stearn served as a Senior VP, Management Director at Element 79 Partners from 2005-2006, and was a Principal/Consultant at Stearn Solutions from 2007-2009. She began working with the American Academy of Advertising Agencies in 2009 and was promoted to VP in 2014.

Ms. Stearn taught at the Top Consumer Marketing MBA Program as designated by the Wall Street Journal. She received the Gold Effie Award and the Silver Effie Award. She is a Volunteer Docent at the Chicago Architecture Foundation since 2008, a volunteer docent on the CAF Architecture River Cruise which has been named one of the top 10 tours in the U.S. by Trip Advisor, and a volunteer for the Off The Street Club Holiday Luncheon since 2010. She speaks English, Mandarin Chinese and Spanish. In her spare time she enjoys travel and wine tasting.

About Strathmore’s Who’s Who Worldwide
Strathmore’s Who’s Who Worldwide is an international advertising, networking and publishing company based in Farmingdale, New York. They are proud to be able to satisfy their clients and continue to have repeat clientele due to their longevity and pride in their products and services. The Owners strive to connect business professionals to enhance their contact base and networking capabilities so they can get the acknowledgment and publicity within their industries and beyond. The Strathmore family has been providing these valuable services for over two decades. They target executives and professionals in all industries to be featured in their publication and on-line directory. Industries include business, law, education, healthcare and medicine, fine arts, IT, government, science, real estate, entertainment and many more accomplished fields. Professional profiles are listed in an annual hardcover journal and in a detailed, searchable database on the website
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