Stacia Gillam is McKinley’s Chief Operating and Compliance Officer overseeing the firm’s administration, operations, and sales and marketing activities across all business units. 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 and wrote the firm’s strategic plan, developed and implemented all the firm’s messaging and materials, 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 was 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. In her earlier 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.

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