Adrienne Nazon currently serves as the Vice President of External Relations and Communications fort he University of Illinois System. She joined the University of Illinois System team in early 2021.


Prior to her role, she worked at Ohio State University as Vice President, Marketing and Chief Marketing Officer. In this role, Mrs. Nazon was responsible for brand and strategic marketing development and execution to enhance and protect the brand and inspire choice and advocacy across a broad set of audiences in support of the university’s reputational and revenue-generating goals. 


Before joining The Ohio State University, Mrs. Nazon served as the executive director of marketing for the University of Chicago Booth School of Business. Bringing more than two and a half decades of experience leading marketing and branding efforts in support of major brands, her background includes B2B and B2C marketing and marketing business information, research and data management at both publicly and privately held companies, ranging from a start-up ( - global B2B supply chain marketplace) to several fortune 500 companies (United Distillers & Vintners/Diageo), Quaker Oats/Pepsi, and Kraft Foods). In addition to marketing, she has held leadership roles in information technology, engineering, sales and consulting. 


Mrs. Nazon earned her Master of Business Administration, with an emphasis in Marketing and Finance, from the University of Chicago Booth School of Business and a Bachelor of Science degree in computer systems engineering from Howard University. 


Her other interests include domestic hunger, adult literacy, childhood cancer survivorship and Special Olympics.