Gary L Slack

Chief Experience Officer

Since 1995, Gary L Slack has been working in Slack and Company. This expert is a competent Chairman & Chief Experience Officer with over 44 years of work experience. According to Gary's CV and work profile, this person has worked at more than 27 places with diverse backgrounds and got various skills. Gary attended school at the Dartmouth College from 1972 to 1976. Gary can be found in Chicago, Illinois – where this expert is currently located. You can search for the professional's phone number and email. We can also provide you with exhaustive contact information upon request.
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Jul 5, 2022
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Chicago, IL


Slack and Company
Chairman & Chief Experience Officer

Chicago, IL


Marketing and Advertising

Work History

Chairman & Chief Experience Officer

Chicago, Illinois
I lead Slack and Company, one of the world's first integrated marketing communications agencies and one of the very few that works exclusively with business marketers. In our 25 years, we ha...
from Apr 1995

Vice President, Professional Development

Chicago, Illinois
After completing my two-year term as national BMA chair, I have been asked by subsequent national BMA chairs to continue to organize BMA's annual and now global conference. Our "GROW" confer...
from Jun 2011

Member, B2B Agency Network Steering Committee

In June 2013, our firm joined Worldwide Partners, Inc., a 75-year-old global communications agency network and one of the most prestigious and best run in existence. The main appeal was to j...
from Jun 2013


Chicago, Illinois
Now in its 11th year, the Chicago Innovation Awards annually shines an increasingly bright spotlight on area-wide innovations of all kinds—no tech, low tech and high tech. The brainchild of ...
from Jun 2006

Member, Board of Trustees

Albuquerque, New Mexico
As a member of the Class of 1972 of the Albuquerque Academy, one of the finest and most successful college preparatory schools in the world, I was asked in 2006 by Head of School Andy Watson...
Sep 2006 — Aug 2012


Chicago, Illinois
Having helped eBay launch eBay Business in the early 2000s and seeing other initially consumer-focused platforms lend themselves to a b2b play, in early 2011 I thought I saw the same potenti...
Feb 2011 — Jun 2012

National Chairman

In June 2009, I was elected national chairman of the Business Marketing Association, the business-marketing profession's leading professional society, serving the professional development an...
Jun 2009 — May 2011

Vice Chairman and Member, Board of Directors

Chicago, Illinois
After serving as chair of the Forums Committee in 2006-07, I had the great honor and privilege to serve as second vice chairman (after first vice chairman Christopher Galvin and chairman Bil...
Sep 2007 — Aug 2010


Chicago, Illinois
After serving two terms as president of BMA's Chicago chapter in the early 2000s, I agreed again to serve as chapter president, following in the footsteps of such terrific predecessor presid...
Jun 2008 — May 2009

Member Board of Directors

Chicago, Illinois
Knowing very little about dance but a bit about mrketing, I was invited in the spring of 2007 by Economic Club of Chicago president Grace Barry to join The Joffrey Ballet's board of director...
Jun 2007 — May 2009


Chicago, Illinois
When approached in the spring of 2001 to serve as the next president of BMA's Chicago chapter, I said I would do so on one condition—that I be able to serve two terms. The nominating committ...
Jun 2001 — May 2003

Co-Founder and Board Member

While keeping my day job, in 1999 I co-founded B2BWorks, the nation's first and largest online business-to-business advertising network and patterned after DoubleClick in its early days. Bil...
Feb 1999 — Mar 2003


These were years of steady, if not spectacular, growth for our agency, whose name changed again to reflect the departure of Jim Brown and the increased role of Don Barshinger. During these y...
May 1991 — Mar 1995

Managing Director

Our agency name changed 18 months later to reflect Stu Lasky's departure and the significant contributions of John Myers, who helped us build client relationships with a variety of consumer ...
Oct 1989 — Apr 1991

Managing Partner

Until one starts and has to run a business on his or her own, any and all previous GM experience in a bigger company, while helpful, does not fully prepare you for what is to come. We were l...
Jun 1988 — Sep 1989

Sr. Vice President & General Manager

By early 1986, I felt I was ready to run a business unit, and I also wanted to get more experience in related communications disciplines such as advertising and direct marketing. To their cr...
Sep 1986 — Jun 1988

Sr. Vice President, Group Account Director

In 1984, I was made a senior vice president of the agency, whose name would soon evolve from Needham Porter Novelli to Doremus Porter Novelli as the powers that be at Omnicom saw a better fi...
May 1984 — Aug 1986

Vice President, Account Director

After five years in writing and mid-level account-management positions in Porter Novelli's Washington, DC, office, Jack Porter and Bill Novelli promoted me to vice president and a member of ...
Jul 1982 — Apr 1984

Senior Associate

After three years as a writer and copywriter, in 1980 I moved into a full-time account management position, keeping most of my writing responsibilities. With Porter Novelli at this time maki...
Jul 1980 — Jun 1982


In early 1978, I was made a copywriter and joined the agency's creative department. While I supported many of the firm's government and social marketing clients, my primary writing responsib...
Mar 1978 — Jun 1980


While living (and freezing) in Vermont and trying to establish a freelance writing career, I was encouraged by Francis Xavier Slevin, my high school English teacher, to apply for a writing j...
Apr 1977 — Mar 1978

Staff Writer

Having graduated from Dartmouth in June 1976, I returned in August to my home state of New Mexico, where I worked as a one-man news staff for The Santa Fe Reporter, a unqiue weekly newspaper...
Sep 1976 — Feb 1977

Summer Camp Counselor

After graduating from Dartmouth in June 1976, I had one of the best experiences of my life working as a camp counselor at Farm & Wilderness, a Quaker boys' summer camp near Plymouth, VT,...
Jun 1976 — Aug 1976

Dow Jones Intern

As editor of my college newspaper, The Dartmouth, I applied for a Dow Jones newspaper internship the summer of my junior year. I was accepted but instead of working at a Wall Street Journal ...
Jun 1975 — Aug 1975


A Nat Kaplan home in Albuquerque is virtually priceless today, due to 100% adobe construction (nothing faked) and striking, spare, innovative designs. While working days on his construction ...
Jun 1974 — Aug 1974


In my sophomore year in high school, I formed Arabesque Paper Enterprises with long-time friend John Rise, a high school classmate at Albuquerque Academy, a nationally known painter and now ...
Jul 1970 — Aug 1974

Garden Boy

As a employer, I always look to see if candidates have had any experience "dealing with the public," so here's mine. For one long summer between the end of high school and the start of colle...
Jun 1972 — Aug 1972


1972 — 1976
1967 — 1972


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