Jim Bell has a hard time leaving things alone. And he doesn’t see anything wrong with that.

Over a 15-year career in some of Boston’s finest ad agencies, this inability to be satisfied has driven him to create thoughtful, award-winning work for clients like Dunkin’ Donuts, Spaulding Rehabilitation, John Hancock, Bank of America and McDonald’s. He also rearranges his desk a lot.

Not surprisingly, Jim messes with other people’s stuff as well, overseeing creative as an ACD at Forge Worldwide, serving as a judge for award shows like the Addy’s and Radio Mercury, and making his kids fix their homework.

There is a good chance he’s rewriting this bio right now.


Colleen Boselli is a leadership coach who focuses on empowering and inspiring executives to maximize their strengths — as a means to optimizing their leadership and management skills. She has 25+ years of noteworthy experience as a corporate leader, consultant and business coach. Colleen has had a thriving executive coaching and training practice since 2001. She advises executives in a wide range of industries across cultures and continents, delivering customized coaching to clients in the U.S., Europe and Asia. A meaningful prior corporate background in marketing and advertising equipped Colleen with particularly strong skills in leadership branding, relationship management, persuasive communication, strategic thinking and effective teamwork. She is very powerful with audience analysis, logical reasoning and idea generation. Well respected for her intelligence, supportive approach and results-orientation, Colleen is action-oriented and driven to ensure her clients are equipped with the tools and confidence necessary to seize opportunities and overcome obstacles. Her client experience includes Google, The Red Sox, LinkedIn, State Street Global Advisors, Fidelity Investments, TJ Maxx, Staples, DDB, P&G, Staples, and more.


As an Executive Consultant/Coach for Louws Management Corporation, Lou has provided training to literally hundreds of corporate and agency executives for clients such as The Ad Club, Genentech, Novartis, Texas Capital Bank, the American Association of Advertising Agencies (AAAA), the American Advertising Federation (AAF), University of North Florida MBA Program and many advertising agencies and public relations firms throughout the country. Prior to joining, Lou served as a marketing communications consultant and coach for clients such as Wal-Mart, The Scotts Company (Miracle-Gro Brands), The National VFW Foundation and WWII Memorial, Minutemaid, Coca-Cola, Dow Chemical, Skinner Management Corporation, University of Florida, Nova Southeastern University and American Forests. Lou also served as the Legislative Coordinator for the American Association of Advertising Agencies in Florida.


Debbie Haggerty caught the Advertising bug in 1986 at her first job out of college working for NW Ayer, then a top 10 New York Ad Agency. In the 25+ years since, she has remained fascinated by the ever changing media landscape and relishes the opportunities to develop recommendations that bring an advertiser’s message to the right consumers, in a compelling way, for the right price. In 2000, Debbie had the opportunity to start her own media Agency, Mediaworks. For the past 14 years, Debbie’s team has become valued members of their Clients and partners’ marketing department.


Since founding the Hambrick Group in 1999, Patricia Hambrick has been creating marketing strategies and solutions for fast-paced Internet and Fortune 500 companies. Clients include Bose Corporation, The Gillette Company, Microsoft XBox, eDiets.com and the business enterprise for tennis star Andre Agassi, AEI. Early in her career, Pat led the development and successful launch of Finesse shampoo, conditioner and styling products for Helene Curtis. Today the Finesse line generates over $250 million in annual sales and the company has been sold to Unilever. After Helene Curtis, Pat served in senior marketing positions at L’Oreal and Clairol. In 1991, Pat moved into athletic footwear, joining Hyde Athletic Industries as Vice President of Marketing and Sales with responsibilities for North America. While at Hyde, Pat helped increase sales of the flagship Saucony brand by over 150%. In 1994, Pat joined Reebok as Group Vice President, Global Marketing, where she developed and deployed Reebok’s worldwide brand image strategy, and successfully created and launched the first footwear products targeting to the female athlete. Pat created Reebok’s brand strategy for the 1996 Olympics and launched the revolutionary DMX Series 2000 footwear. Pat is proud of leading Reebok’s acclaimed commitment to the environment and advancing Reebok’s commitment to human rights.


Nan Ives is a brand marketer who successfully led marketing and corporate communications strategies across a diverse set of functions and business units at Fidelity Investments for 22 years. Nan’s expertise includes brand strategy, experiential marketing, strategic partnerships, corporate social responsibility (CSR), consumer engagement, and design thinking.

As a champion of innovation, Nan became an expert in design thinking leading strategies concentrated on emerging customer segments as well as the modernization of the associate experience. She was part of a small core team of Fidelity employees who helped teach thousands of employees, customers, and community members how to apply design thinking to their work. Nan is skilled in teaching, and coaching teams, in all facets of empathy interviewing, problem reframing, insight synthesis, concept ideation, and prototyping of new business opportunities.


Steve Johnston started working on federal political campaigns fifteen years ago…before he could even drive. Since then, he has done digital marketing for companies, causes, and candidates looking to employ smarter strategies online. In addition to his digital work for the House Majority Leader in Congress, Steve has also done product marketing for the Silicon Valley tech startup Quora. He has a degree in Government from Harvard and an MBA in Marketing and Operations Management (joint major) from Penn’s Wharton School. His writing on digital marketing has been published on various online platforms, including Forbes.com. 


Fran Kelly, President and CEO of CEOVIEW Branding, has spent over 35 years working on close to 100 brands trying to help CEOs and CMOs and agency teams get to winning campaigns. Along the way, many of the campaigns he has helped to develop and sell, including Drivers Wanted for VW, truth for The American Legacy Foundation, Straight From The Bog for Ocean Spray, Perfect for Reese’s and The #1 Ball In Golf for Titleist have achieved great business success and industry recognition.

Fran is also a Past President of the Boston Ad Club, was named an Ad Club Legend in 2013, is the co-author of two business books and a graduate of The Harvard Business School.


Orli leads social marketing strategy at 360i. Over the past eight years, she has spearheaded the agency’s social strategy for clients such as HBO, Target, and Pernod Ricard, working closely with 360i’s activation teams in Social Marketing, Creative, Influencer Marketing, Search and Media. To Orli, curiosity means never being afraid to explore new places, new people and new ideas in order to fuel exciting journeys and arrive at the best destination, both in life and in work.

Orli graduated from Brown University with a concentration in narrative and media theory, which has directly influenced her approach to uncovering insights, engaging consumers and telling stories in the social media space and elsewhere.

Before joining 360i, Orli lived in Prague for a number of years teaching English and covering fashion and style for several local magazines. She entered the world of advertising as an interactive copywriter. In her free time she enjoys running, cooking, eating, Pinteresting and most of all spending time with her two children.


Timothy Parcell is a comic book geek with an Associate Creative Director title at SapientNitro, where he has led creative efforts for Citizen’s Bank, Travelers Insurance, Dunkin’ Donuts, and LeBron James. He has helped shape brands and craft new experiences that matter to customers and clients. Previously, he worked at Mullen, where he created award-winning digital experiences for Olympus, Timberland Pro, and New England Aquarium. And somehow he still finds time to run and watch cartoons.


Daisy Scott took the Ad Club Creative Concepts Course twice at the beginning of her career. Then she became an award-winning writer in commercial, educational and entertainment media. In advertising, she’s worked on American Express, McDonald’s, Gillette, Ocean Spray, Talbots, Boston Lyric Opera, Stride Rite, New England Conservatory, Hannaford, Wright Express and Bank of America.

She’s written for the Emmy-winning children’s public television series “Arthur” and “Peep,” produced by WGBH, Boston. Her work has appeared on Discovery Channel, in the Boston Globe, in two travel anthologies, on television in China and teaching English to people all over the world.

Awards, you ask? Yes: Hatch, ANDY, Clio Finalist, NEBA (Regional Broadcast), Design Show, ADWEEK’s Creative All-Star Radio Copywriter and Most Enthusiastic: St. Joseph’s Pro-Cathedral School Eighth Grade Awards.

Daisy teaches Creative Concepts for The Ad Club at the basic, intermediate and advanced levels. She is a frequent judge at portfolio reviews in Boston.


Molly Sullivan brings more than 20 years experience in consumer marketing and talent development to The Ad Club. She specializes in coaching and training executives to optimize their leadership potential by building on their core strengths and talents. Molly leads proprietary programs focused on the following topics: Strengths-based Executive and Team Coaching, Presenting with Impact and Persuasive Business Writing.  She has coached executives and teams at Google, Boston Private Bank & Trust Company, Procter & Gamble, Swarovski, Carat, FreshDirect and Wellesley College to strengthen their management and leadership capabilities.  She has also worked extensively with executives at Hill Holiday, Tory Burch, Mullen, New Balance, Tank, Mad Pow and The TJX Companies, to advance their presentation and writing skills.  Molly’s strategic brand building and employee development skills were refined while she held executive marketing positions with worldwide advertising agencies, including Arnold, J. Walter Thompson, DDB and BBDO. Her client experience ranges from packaged goods companies such as Clorox, Frito-Lay and General Mills to real estate and telecommunication giants, Century 21 and Verizon.