Refinery29 Appoints Sharon McGann Wacker as Executive Sales Lead, Auto

With more women making car-buying decisions, agency veteran will spearhead growth globally for company’s automotive market

 Refinery29, the leading media and entertainment company for young women, today announced the appointment of Sharon McGann Wacker as its Executive Sales Lead of Auto, effective immediately. She’ll be responsible for growing the company’s global auto business and its relationships with its clients. She will be based in Detroit, reporting to Chief Development Officer George Rogers.


“Sharon brings tremendous knowledge and experience of the automotive marketplace to Refinery29,” Rogers said. “Her passion for the automotive business and our target audience will help further our position as the leading brand for young women.”  


Wacker has previously held positions at J. Walter Thompson, GTB (formerly Team Detroit), and Commonwealth McCann, and has worked with brands across the auto industry, including Ford, Chevrolet, and Michelin. Most recently, she served for three years as Director, Global Client Services at experiential marketing agency Xperience Communications, where she launched and managed its Shanghai office, and led the Dubai office.


“There is no doubt about the power women wield in car-buying decisions,” said Wacker. "Part of Refinery29's DNA is understanding how to make emotional connections between women and our partner’s brands, so I'm thrilled to be joining a team where this is a priority and is at the forefront of everything they do."


About Refinery29

Refinery29 is the leading media and entertainment company focused on women with a global audience footprint of 249 million across all platforms. Through a variety of lifestyle stories, original video programming, social, shareable content, and live experiences, Refinery29 provides its audience with the inspiration and tools to discover and pursue a more independent, stylish, and informed life. Please and for more information and to browse content.


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