Nancy Shloss | Senior Director of Communications
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Nancy Shloss has more than 15 years of public relations experience that spans the consumer, nonprofit and sports marketing industries. Over the course of her career, Nancy has worked with national and local brands to generate valuable coverage across all types of media as well as to design and execute launch events.
Nancy was previously an account group manager for Schenkein, a Colorado-based PR agency, where she was responsible for client accounts and new business development. She managed the Qwest and Dex accounts, overseeing day-to-day activities such as media outreach, community relations and strategic planning.
Before joining Schenkein, Nancy spent several years working for Edelman Public Relations in Chicago, representing eminent brands such as UPS, Wm. Wrigley Jr. Co., Dairy Management (“Got Milk?”) and Valvoline. For Wm. Wrigley Jr. Co., she worked closely with company spokespeople Venus and Serena Williams to build exposure through national media tours and an online charity auction. Additionally, Nancy directed Valvoline’s philanthropic relationship with Big Brothers Big Sisters of America, helping the company raise millions for the charity.
Nancy has earned placements for clients in national publications such as USA Today, BusinessWeek, ESPN Sports Center, Sports Illustrated, CNN.com and Fox News.
For nearly five years, Nancy has worked with GroundFloor Media on several food & beverage and health & wellness related clients such as Qdoba, SlimGenics, Old Chicago and Door to Door Organics. As a member of the GroundFloor team, Nancy has provided valuable client counsel, launched new programming and secured key coverage in high-profile publications such as The Denver Post, The Detroit News, The Chicago Sun-Times and the Kansas City Star.
In addition to her PR work, Nancy spent four years teaching entry-level PR as an associate professor for Columbia College in Chicago. She earned a bachelor’s degree from the University of Colorado. Nancy enjoys traveling, exploring new Denver restaurants, the outdoors and spending time with her three daughters and husband.
Biography | The Real Story
We didn’t have to look far to find Nancy Shloss. Like many others at GFM, Nancy grew up right here in Denver where, as a child, she envisioned her sophisticated grownup self seated squarely behind a television anchor desk, with a head-full of perfectly placed hair, seriously delivering the nightly news and signing off to a screen of static. She traded in that dream early on for a decidedly less public life, behind the scenes in public relations.
Her very first job was relating directly with the public, working at the Denver Zoo, where she sold souvenir hats and delicious ice cream in the summertime. She recalls it was “an absolute blast!” A child of the 80s, she can still be found bouncing around to Cyndi Lauper tunes – which makes sense since she has three girls. (They really do just want to have fun!) She enjoys spending time with them above all else, and doesn’t even allow her fear of snakes to keep her away from the occasional family campout. Unless lured away with a slice of key lime pie.
A huge fan of Hillary Clinton, Nancy is thankful for the roads she paved for women, especially her daughters. Nancy is a thoughtful, responsible and patient soul. Except of course, for the snakes. But we bet she’d keep a pet python before allowing smokers to throw their cigarette butts on the ground – her greatest pet peeve. That said, she could always be soothed by a Hawaiian vacation (who couldn’t?). When asked about a story to share from her past, she may have the most shocking of all: At age two, she went to pull a plug out of the wall, but it wouldn’t come so she bit it! It burned part of her lip, and she has the scar to prove it. We think that’s where she gets her electrifying personality.