Sharon Napier is Founder & Chair of national integrated creative company Partners + Napier,
twice ranked among the Top 20 Most Effective Agencies in North America by Effie Worldwide.
Napier also sits on the Global Strategic Leadership Team of Project Worldwide, a privately held
creative holding company.
Honored by Ad Age as one of the 100 Most Influential Women in Advertising, Napier has earned
her reputation as a trusted voice in our constantly changing creative industry. She has been
twice featured in The New York Times’ Corner Office column, and appeared in The Wall Street
Journal, Ad Age, Adweek, Forbes, and many more. Napier was a featured speaker at the 4A’s
Transformation Conference, Mirren CEO Executive Summit, multiple Advertising Week events,
and served as the keynote speaker at Ad Age’s inaugural Small Agency Conference.
At Partners + Napier, Napier oversees all executive leadership with a focus on company growth
including strategic capabilities and acquisitions, enriching the agency’s client relationships,
providing top-to-top counsel, and championing a diverse and inclusive culture. Her guiding
mantra that business is personal has fostered teams built on empathy, trust, collaboration,
hustle, and shoulder-to-shoulder client partnership, earning client tenure 3X the industry
average and employee turnover less than half of the industry average. The agency serves a
range of clients across multiple industries, from cutting-edge start-ups to established national
and global brands, including six Fortune 1000 companies.
Beyond Partners + Napier, Napier is active in numerous organizations aligning with the agency’s
verticals of expertise and her personal passions. She serves as co-Vice Chair of the 4A’s, is a
member of the Board of Trustees at the Rochester Institute of Technology, and is co-Vice
President of the Memorial Art Gallery Board of Managers in Rochester, NY. She is also a member
of the Culinary Institute of America’s Society of Fellows.
Napier has garnered numerous accolades including Trailblazer Working Mother of the Year from
She Runs It, the prestigious ATHENA Award, and Outstanding Alumna of the Year from the
Rochester Institute of Technology.