Icons, RockStars, & Innovators: Vita M. Harris

What makes you an Icon?

Your authentic and influential leadership style that has contributed to your trailblazing career success. You have broken barriers, overcome adversity, and as a result, are a role model to many.

Vita M. Harris is a dynamic industry leader. Throughout her career spanning 30+ years, she has developed innovative techniques and tools, resulting in transformative strategies, high-ROI campaigns and award-winning work. She has served as chief strategy officer at the local-unit and global levels.

As a Black woman rising to the ranks of the C-suite in general market advertising, Vita is staunchly committed to advancing diversity-and-inclusion efforts and passionate about educating organizations on how to prevent harmful biases from seeping into their strategies and creative. She is also dedicated to helping young, diverse talent navigate their careers. 

Vita serves on the board of the ANA Educational Foundation and on the Ad Council’s Campaign Review Committee, which appraises the strategic and creative direction ­­of campaigns designed to promote social change.

Among her many accolades, Vita received the Missouri Honor Medal from the globally acclaimed Missouri School of Journalism for her distinguished service in strategic communications. The 4As recognized her as one of the 100 People Who Make Advertising Great, and ADCOLOR honored her with the Legend Award.

Find Vita on LinkedIn!

The ACNY Foundation is proud to recognize outstanding industry professionals, during our 3rd Annual Black History Month recognition series titled, “Icons, Rock Stars & Innovators”.

It is our way of shining the spotlight on exemplary talent, integral to the evolution and growth of the advertising industry. Each day during Black History Month we profile a selected “Icon, Rock Star & Innovator” across all our digital platforms. In addition, our partnership The Gradient & Mixed Company podcast, allows for our programming to further extend throughout the industry; introducing and promoting these luminaries to new audiences. Follow the series on InstagramMetaTwitter, and LinkedIn!

Meet our illustrious lineup of “Icons, Rockstars, & Innovators” on February 26, 2020. RSVP here: https://bit.ly/31q13Pc

Take a peek at last year’s event.

P.S. Check out our other content from previous years

2019 – Online Exhibition

2019 – Icons, RockStars, & Innovators

2018 – Icons, RockStars, & Innovators