RCGS Ambassador: Nancy Webb
Nancy Webb is an Ottawa native — passionate about the heritage and natural beauty and many activities this capital city has to offer. She studied Fine arts at the University of Toronto and graduated from Ontario College of Art and Design.
Nancy began her career in the Gallery world — working with artists, setting up shows and opening events. Located in Ottawa’s Byward Market, she loved the opportunity it gave her to work with national (and numerous Indigenous) artists and meet all sorts of interesting individuals — both famous and ordinary.
Most of Nancy’s career has been spent as President and Director of Client Services of Banfield (a strategic marketing and communications design agency), where she has led strategic and creative teams on many national and international brands for over 25 years. Nancy has learned much over the years: from philatelic marketing, to arts and healthcare organizations; satellite communications and network infrastructure and so much more. On top of that, it gave her an opportunity to travel and explore the country and the world with an array of national and international clients.
Among those brands was the RCGS, which she was introduced to in 1996 by Louise Maffet (past Chairman). Nancy has since spent many years getting to know Canadian Geographic, working alongside Gilles Gagnier on numerous initiatives including: brand strategy, Online Atlas of Canada, advocacy campaigns, educational resources, AGM support, and many others. Nancy was very honoured to be nominated as a Fellow of the Society in 2010.
Since handing over the reins to Banfield, Nancy has launched into travel for personal interest – squeezing in a two-month exploration of Australia and New Zealand just before the pandemic. She has continued to enjoy trips closer to home since the pandemic and continued her passion for nature and the outdoors — kayaking, hiking and cycling adventures embarking from her beloved cabin in the woods near Charleston Lake, Ont.