Monique Nelson

Monique L. Nelson is chair and chief executive officer of UWG, the country’s longest-standing multicultural marketing agency. She took the helm in May 2012, when founder and advertising pioneer Byron Lewis retired.

Headquartered in Brooklyn, with offices in Detroit, Atlanta and Miami, UWG maintains a list of esteemed clients including Ford Motor Company, Colgate-Palmolive, and The Home Depot. Ms. Nelson has expanded the agency’s client list and led her team in the development of several award-winning campaigns that show the wide range of the agency’s expertise. Her vision for UWG is to continue its history of providing the deep insight, knowledge and cultural nuance that keeps its clients connected to their consumers.

Ms. Nelson serves on the Advertising Week Global Board, AdWeek Diversity and Inclusion Council as well as the New York Advisory Board for The Posse Foundation, of which she is an alumna.