Lana is the co-founder and CEO of Purpose Worldwide, a marketing communications consultancy that specializes in helping clients drive their purpose and growth as they pioneer a better world for all. In 2020, PR New also recognized Lana as one of the Top Women in PR.

McGilvray began her career as a public television writer in 1995, before serving in a variety of roles at Columbia University’s Graduate School of Business, McCann-Erickson Worldwide, G-51 Capital and several digital technology companies she helped lead until they went public or were acquired. In 2006, McGilvray was the first and only non-founding principal of Blast PR, leading the agency to record growth and wins.

Since 1998, McGilvray’s clients have included: Civics Unplugged, Leo Burnett Mexico for the people of Ecuador, Givelify, International Association of Privacy Professionals (IAPP) , Integral Ad Science, Interactive Advertising Bureau (IAB), New York Magazine, Network Advertising Initiative (NAI), Reckitt, S4 Capital, Tiffany, Together for Safer Roads, The Trade Desk, The Pope is Hope “Good is Winning” campaign and USAFacts.

McGilvray is a contributor to Ad Age. She is also an Adobe Influencer and an advisor to The CMO Club, TechUp for Women, WeRGenZ and several purpose-driven nonprofit and public benefit corporations

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