Wenda Harris Millard
What are you reading right now?
Keith Richards' Life.
What person has been the biggest influence on your career?
Cathie Black, former President of Hearst Magazines, currently NYC School Systems Chancellor.
If you could have lunch with one person, living or dead, who would it be?
What brand do you admire the most, past or present?
If you could have a superpower, what would it be?
Never having to sleep.
What is your favorite quote?
"If you're not standing on the edge, you're taking up too much room."
In April 2009, Wenda Harris Millard became President of MediaLink LLC.
Before joining MediaLink, Ms. Millard was Co-CEO and President, Media, for Martha Stewart Living Omnimedia, Inc. She joined MSLO in July 2007 after three years as a member of its board of directors. Ms. Millard oversaw MSLO’s media businesses, which include publishing, internet and broadcasting. She is credited with elevating the company to its leading position in percent of revenue derived from digital advertising among other traditional media companies and was the driving force behind creating cross-platform programs for marketers in TV, digital, magazines and radio.
Before MSLO, Ms. Millard was Chief Sales Officer at Yahoo!, where she led the team that drove revenue from $700 million to over $6 billion in six years and was consistently credited as number one in the media industry. On an industry-wide level, her work at Yahoo! established brand advertising on the web. Prior to Yahoo!, Ms. Millard was Chief Internet Officer at Ziff Davis Media and President of Ziff Davis Internet. Previously, Ms. Millard was a founding member of the executive team at DoubleClick, where she served as Executive Vice President responsible for establishing the DoubleClick brand and overseeing the operations of DoubleClick Media. She also served as President and Group Publisher of SRDS, Senior Vice President and Publisher of Family Circle, and Executive Vice President/Group Publisher of Adweek, Mediaweek and Brandweek magazines.
Ms. Millard has received numerous industry awards including the 2007 John A. Reisenbach Award for Distinguished Citizenship, the 2006 Advertising Person of the Year Silver Medal Award from the AAF, and the 2005 Matrix Award for Women Who Change the World. Advertising Age acknowledged her as a “Digital Media Master” – one of the 20 most influential executives in interactive media. She was the subject of a profile by Tom Brokaw as part of NBC’s “Women to Watch” series.
Active on behalf of the advertising industry throughout her career, Ms. Millard is past Chairman of the Interactive Advertising Bureau and former President of the Advertising Club of New York. She has served on the boards of the Advertising Council, the American Advertising Federation and the Advertising Education Foundation. Currently, she sits on the boards of several emerging media companies as well as on the boards of the James Beard Foundation, Pop!Tech and Do Something. She served two terms as a Trustee of Trinity College in Hartford.
Ms. Millard holds an MBA from Harvard University and a BA from Trinity College.