Nancy Ness, VP Marketing at Jobson, to Be Honored as One of Folio’s Top Women in Media


Nancy Ness.

NEW YORK—Nancy Ness, VP Marketing, Jobson Optical Retail Group, has been named by Folio as one of their Top Women in Media in the category of corporate visionaries. The annual program celebrates the creativity, innovation and accomplishments of women in the magazine media industry, according to an announcement from Folio, a leading publication serving the industry.

Each year, a select group of women are nominated by industry peers and hand-selected by the Folio team to represent the best and brightest rising stars, entrepreneurs, director-level doers, corporate visionaries, and industry leaders. The 2017 class of honorees also includes Condé Nast’s Lisa Valentino, Twitter’s Janice Morris, Mortgage Bankers Association’s Teressa Lurk, Grist’s Eve Andrews and POPSUGAR’s Lisa Sugar.

"Of all the things Folio: does, identifying and recognizing the people who drive success at their companies and for the industry as a whole is without doubt the most fun and fulfilling,” said Tony Silber, vice president of content at Folio:, “This program is a big part of that. Since its inception four years ago, we’ve identified hundreds of deserving women and saluted them for the extraordinary work they do.”

Ness has helped to redefine the $40 billion U.S. optical retail industry with unique, and innovative event and marketing ideas for the better part of two decades. Within Jobson, the largest information provider with a range of media brands in this space, she has been an outstanding leader for her department and sets a high standard for all those around her, cultivating the development of those people on her department’s team as well as inspiring teamwork with colleagues across the company.

Ness got her start in publishing over 30 years ago at Fairchild Publications, and has held key positions at Jobson Medical Information for over 25 years. In 2010, as a director, Ness was honored by Vision Monday as one of Optical's Most Influential Women, and shortly after was promoted to her current role of VP marketing where she has consistently been delivering high quality marketing campaigns, live events, groundbreaking campaigns and overall goodwill.

To view the complete list of honorees click here. Honorees will be recognized at a celebratory luncheon on Wednesday, June 7, 2017 at the Edison Ballroom in New York City from 12:30 to 2:30 pm. To register for this event, please click here.