Top Advertising Executive to Speak at Mary Baldwin

January 25, 2000

Louise Rossett McNamee will be the featured speaker at Mary Baldwin University’s third annual Smyth Leadership Lecture on Wednesday, February 2, 2000, at 5:00 p.m. A top advertising executive, McNamee will speak on “Choices and the Cost of Leadership” in Francis Auditorium, located in the Pearce Science Center at the corner of Coalter and Frederick Streets in Staunton. The event is free and open to the public.

McNamee worked her way to the top at an amazing speed, from researcher to chief operating officer and then on to CEO and president. She is the first and only woman, so far, to have her name added to an established major agency. Today she is a partner in Messner Vetere Berger McNamee Schmetterer/Euro RSCG), a $1.2 billion full service agency.

Through her work, McNamee has had an influence on most of our lives. Some of her clients include such companies as MCI Worldcom, Volvo, Nestl