Jennifer Appleby is president and chief creative officer of Wray Ward, one of the region's largest marketing communications firms. Jennifer is a passionate business leader, arts advocate, and champion for helping make Charlotte a great place to live, learn, play and work. She has served on countless boards and initiatives, including the Charlotte Mecklenburg Library, Arts & Science Council (ASC), Charlotte Chamber, Charlotte Center City Partners, McColl Center for Art & Innovation, and the Bechtler Museum.
Jennifer has received much recognition for her leadership, including the Queens University McColl School of Business’ Charlotte Business Woman of the Year Award, the Charlotte Business Journal’s Women in Business Achievement Award, the Mint Museum of Art’s Spirit Award, ASC’s Mary B.A. Howell Award, Charlotte Ad Club’s Silver Medal Award and Women in Communications’ ACE Award.