Sharon Napier

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.