Stacia Gillam is McKinley’s Chief Operating and Compliance Officer overseeing the firm’s administration, operations and regulation. She is a member of the firm’s executive team and reports directly to CEO Rob Gillam. As COO/CCO, Stacia manages the firm’s people, process, technology, regulatory, communications, and business development. Prior to this role, Stacia served as the Chief Strategy Officer for McKinley in which she developed and implemented all the firm’s messaging, and led the firm’s sales and business development efforts. Prior to this she worked as McKinley Capital’s Director of Client Service, and before that as a strategic consultant for the firm. Prior to joining McKinley, Stacia had a long tenure as the Vice President of Client Service at Nerland Agency/Worldwide Partners. She spent 20 years on the agency management team while developing communications strategies and managing global brands for clients across a variety of industries. Early in her career, Stacia worked in Public Relations and Marketing for Hilton Hotels, and as the Director of Marketing for Kennedy Group. Stacia is a graduate of Hamburger University and recipient of McDonald’s first place national award for local marketing strategy. She has a long history of community service in Anchorage and is currently a member of the Covenant House Alaska Start-Up Campaign. Stacia lives in Anchorage with her husband Rob and two sons. She enjoys music, cooking, and foraging in the Alaska wilderness.