Elise James DeCruise

Chief Equity Officer

Elise James DeCruise

AdCouncil
Chief Equity Officer

Biography

Elise is an Award-Winning Learning & Development Professional and Diversity, Equity & Inclusion Practitioner with over 20 years of global experience in the marketing, strategy, design and delivery of programs and experiences (micro/macro) for clients, partners and industry professionals within the workforce, workplace and marketplace and community.

In her new role as the Chief Equity Officer at the Ad Council, Elise will oversee the organization’s ongoing commitment to diversity, equity, and inclusion – ultimately informing every aspect of the Ad Council’s mission, workplace culture and public-facing communications.

Prior to joining the Ad Council, she was the Chief Diversity, Inclusion and People Officer at Marcus Thomas, LLC, where she scaled and led Human Resources, L&D, DEI, and Cultural efforts to advance diversity, equity and inclusion in the workforce, workplace and marketplace and provided critical guidance and leadership to Marcus Thomas’s multicultural marketing efforts.

Prior to joining Marcus Thomas, she led Global Multicultural Marketing and Inclusion initiatives at MediaMath for over 8 years. She helped MediaMath think about and better position diversity and inclusion within the workforce, workplace and marketplace, and inspired others to do the same. Previously, Elise founded the award-winning New Marketing Institute (NMI) at MediaMath. In this role, Elise oversaw internal and external training initiatives, certification, enterprise education and global program development.

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