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Nancy Valent

Brand Launcher Marketing Mentor

As a Brand Launcher Mentor, Nancy provides consultation in directing the marketing, branding, communications/writing and public relations challenges for companies seeking to build, manage and/or recapture their industry leadership positions. She has held executive positions for Fortune 500 companies and was most recently chief marketing officer for a premier, international franchise organization of promotional products, business documents and printing solutions. Under Nancy’s guidance, they were recognized as the number one distributor in the industry.

At Avery Dennison, a multi-billion dollar corporation throughout 80 countries, Nancy spearheaded the brand development campaign for North and South America.

Nancy has extensive experience in the communications handling of plant explosions, chemical spills, gas leaks, company espionage and disgruntled employees. She has lived through these crises and helped companies weather the media frenzy without compromise. Additionally, she has trained more than 400 executives and middle managers in proactive media awareness.  

She also is an affiliate instructor at the Case Western Reserve University Weatherhead School of Management where she conducts executive seminars on Crisis Media Relations and Business & Marketing Strategy: Creating Actionable Plans.

Nancy holds a BA in Journalism/PR from Ohio State University.