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Dana Wade

Dana Wade is the Chief Client Officer at sparks & honey advertising. During 2007-2013 she was a member of Spencer Stuart's global Consumer Goods & Services and Marketing Officer. She specializes in chief marketing officer, general management and senior-level communications leadership searches across the consumer packaged goods, professional services, retail and consumer durables industries. Dana has held general management and communications management positions at global advertising agencies such as DDB, Young & Rubicam and McCann Erickson. She advised CMOs, CEOs and division presidents of Fortune 500 companies, including Nestle USA, Pepsi Cola, Frito Lay, Johnson & Johnson and McDonald's on brand and communications strategies for highly developed brands and new product launches. Prior to joining Spencer Stuart, Dana was president of SpikeDDB, a unit of DDB Worldwide, where she quadrupled the agency business in four years through significant new business wins. Dana has been featured for her work in the New York Times, Advertising Age, Adweek, and USA Today. Dana also has won numerous industry awards including Advertising Age's "Women to Watch" and a gold and silver EFFIE. Dana earned a B.S. in journalism from the University of Oregon. She is a member of the Journalism Advancement Council and a board member to the New York Urban League. She is also a former board member of Advertising Women of New York. Dana is a runner and tennis player and resides in Essex County, New Jersey, with her husband, Ryan, and their son.