April AAF-ND Professional Speaker Luncheon

Fay Ferguson

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Fay Ferguson: Co-CEO: Burrell Communications Group

Well-regarded in the industry, Fay is a business owner and Co-CEO of one of the nation’s leading transcultural communications agencies.

She has won numerous awards, including Chicago Advertising Woman of the Year, “Advertising Working Mother of the Year, Trailblazer Mom”, The Women’s Leadership Exchange – Most Influential Women and Black Enterprise, Top Women Executives In Advertising and Marketing, to name a few.

Fay is especially skilled at navigating complex corporate relationships and processes, resulting in unprecedented growth for Burrell clients that are under her leadership, including Toyota Motor Sales, Comcast/Xfinity, McDonald’s USA, and Hilton Worldwide. Her past experience includes a wide range of industry leaders such as General Mills, Allstate, Sears and Procter & Gamble.

Her contributions to the agency’s “Black is Human Campaign,” the Primo Center for Abused Women and Children, Step Out: Walk to Stop Diabetes, By the Hand Club for Kids and others clearly demonstrate Fay’s commitment to giving back and to serving the Black community.

Fay is active on several boards, including Perspectives Charter School, the Chicago Advertising Federation, the North Shore (IL) Chapter of the Links, Incorporated, and Concordia College Board of Regents where she established an endowment scholarship fund for African-American students.

Fay earned a BA degree from Concordia College and an MBA from Indiana University.

She is especially proud of her son Eric, who serves our country as a Lieutenant in the US Navy.

Fay loves being involved in and supporting the arts, as well as children and families in need.