Shelly Lazarus

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Shelly Lazarus "of New York, New York, is chairman and chief executive officer of Ogilvy & Mather Worldwide, one of the world's largest advertising agency marketing communications networks. Ms. Lazarus has been with O&M since 1971, working on a broad range of accounts before moving into management in the late 1980s. She serves on a number of nonprofit boards, including the Board of Overseers of Columbia Business School, American Museum of Natural History, the New York Presbyterian Hospital, and as a special representative to the board of Smith College. In addition, she serves on the boards of General Electric and Merck & Co. She has received a number of awards, including being listed in Fortune magazine's annual ranking of the 50 Most Powerful Women in American Business since its inception in 1998 and Forbes' list of The 100 Most Powerful Women, also since its inception in 2004. She was the first woman to be given Columbia Business School's Distinguished Leader in Business Award. Ms. Lazarus is a graduate of Smith College and received an MBA from Columbia University." [1]

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  1. Directors, WWF USA, accessed October 5, 2008.
  2. Directors, Committee to Encourage Corporate Philanthropy, accessed November 4, 2009.