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Rochelle B. Lazarus

AKA Rochelle Braff Lazarus

Born: 1947
Birthplace: Brooklyn, NY

Gender: Female
Race or Ethnicity: White
Occupation: Business

Nationality: United States
Executive summary: CEO of Ogilvy & Mather, 1996-2009

High-powered advertising executive, arguably the most powerful woman on Madison Avenue during the years she headed the Ogilvy & Mather ad agency. Collects decorative frog-themed nick-nacks.

Father: Lewis Braff (accountant)
Mother: Sylvia Braff (homemaker)
Husband: George Lazarus (pediatrician, three children)
Son: Theodore ("Teddy", advertising executive, b. 1974)
Daughter: Samantha (b. 1980)
Son: Benjamin (b. 1988)

    University: Midwood High School, Brooklyn, NY (1964)
    University: BS Psychology, Smith College (1968)
    University: MBA, Columbia University (1970)
    Administrator: Board of Overseers, Columbia Business School
    Administrator: Board of Trustees, Smith College (past member)

    Ogilvy & Mather CEO (1996-2009)
    Ogilvy & Mather President and COO (1995-96)
    Ogilvy & Mather President of Ogilvy & Mather North America (1994-95)
    Ogilvy & Mather President of Ogilvy & Mather New York (1991-94)
    Ogilvy & Mather President of US Direct Marketing (1989-91)
    Ogilvy & Mather Gen Mgr, Ogilvy & Mather Direct (1987-89)
    Ogilvy & Mather Account Executive (1971-87)
    Clairol Ass't Product Mgr (1970-71)
    General Foods (1970)
    Member of the Board of Ann Taylor Stores (1992-)
    Member of the Board of General Electric (2000-)
    Member of the Board of Merck (2004-)
    Member of the Board of Ogilvy & Mather (as Chairman, 1997-)
    Columbia Business School Distinguished Leadership in Business Award 2003
    American Association of Advertising Agencies Past Chair
    American Museum of Natural History Trustee
    Bill Bradley for President
    The Business Council
    Committee of 200
    Committee to Encourage Corporate Philanthropy Board of Directors
    Council on Foreign Relations
    Hands On Network Corporate Service Council
    New York Presbyterian Hospital Board of Directors
    Partnership for New York City Board of Directors
    Women's Campaign Forum
    World Wildlife Fund Board of Directors

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