HP's Jim Wallace to Chair 2018 ANA Advertising Financial Management Conference

February 22, 2018

By Bill Duggan



The ANA is very pleased that Jim Wallace, director of worldwide agency strategy and management at HP Inc., will chair the 2018 ANA Advertising Financial Management Conference. The conference will take place April 29-May 2, in Hollywood, Fla. (Fort Lauderdale).

Jim is the co-chair of the ANA Advertising Financial Management Committee, West Coast chapter. His experience includes both the agency and client sides, with more than 20 years spent in lead global roles in advertising, brand, communications, and most recently marketing operations. He is an award-winning marketer recognized with numerous CLIOS (including a Grand CLIO), EFFIES, and Cannes Lions during his career at companies, including Pioneer Electronics, 3dfx, and HP. Over the past several years, Jim has served as the director of worldwide agency strategy and management, driving governance, new agency model strategies, and operational excellence in critical client and agency relationships.

Jim joins a long list of industry leaders who have chaired the Advertising Financial Management Conference (companies noted below were the companies at the time each individual chaired):

  • 2017: Vikki Rohrer, Ford Motor Co.
  • 2016: Tracy Allery, Hershey and Antonio Humphreys, Adobe
  • 2015: Kate Short, Nestlé USA and Sean Dowd, Intel
  • 2014: Terri Burns, Aflac and Sal Vitale, J&J
  • 2013: Mary Ann Brennan, Mattel
  • 2012: Sopan Shah, Nestlé USA
  • 2011: Brett Colbert, Anheuser-Busch InBev
  • 2010: Jim Akers, Pfizer
  • 2009: Alma McClain-Williams, Microsoft
  • 2008: Richard DelCore, Procter & Gamble
  • 2007: Hiten Patel, Amgen Inc.
  • 2006: Kimberly Courtney, Coors Brewing Co.
  • 2005: Mike Thyen, Eli Lilly & Co.
  • 2004: Todd Robinson, Procter & Gamble
  • 2003: Francisco Escobar, Texas Instruments
  • 2002: Arthur Stickley, General Mills
  • 2001: Susan Markowicz, Ford Motor Co.
  • 2000: Sherry Ulsh, Burger King

Issues to be discussed at the 2018 ANA Advertising Financial Management Conference will include marketing automation, blockchain, programmatic buying, agency compensation, influencer marketing, new agency management models, data protection, AI, in-house agencies, and more. Congrats to Jim and I hope to see many of you in Florida!

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