Courtney Cotrupe

As CEO of Partners + Napier, Courtney leads with a perfect mix of sharp strategic thinking,
collaborative style, and creative soul – her trademark since joining the agency as one of its
original “Brave 40” employees in 2004. She oversees all client growth and agency operations,
with a progressive vision for the future that continues to evolve the agency’s talent and

Under Cotrupe’s leadership, Partners + Napier has seen year-over-year double-digit growth,
welcoming clients like Smashburger, BMW Financial Services, Highmark Health, Instant Brands,
Conduent, and others. Cotrupe also spearheaded the aggressive expansion of Partners +
Napier’s capabilities in recent years, first building its in-house media planning and buying
discipline, The Media Group, which now supports multiple clients across digital and traditional
channels, and in 2020, expanding the agency’s content capabilities with the launch of a
state-of-the-art, in-house content studio, Gammut Productions.

Cotrupe serves as a board member on the national American Advertising Federation, chair of
the 4A’s New York State Council, and director at large at Causewave Community Partners. She
serves as a mentor for executive women in the Greater Rochester Chamber of Commerce’s
CLIMB program. She recently co-chaired the American Heart Association’s​ Go Red for Women
campaign, raising a record-breaking $150,000 for women’s heart health.