Acxiom Corporation
Feb 9, 2017

Acxiom Chief Privacy Officer Sheila Colclasure Named 2017 Presidential Leadership Scholar

Colclasure selected to participate in prestigious program

LITTLE ROCK, Ark., Feb. 9, 2017 /PRNewswire/ -- Acxiom® (Nasdaq: ACXM), the data foundation for the world's best marketers, today recognized Sheila Colclasure, chief privacy officer and global executive of privacy and public policy, for being selected to participate in The Presidential Leadership Scholars program, a unique leadership development initiative that draws upon the resources of the presidential centers of George W. Bush, William J. Clinton , George H.W. Bush and Lyndon B. Johnson. Colclasure is one of 60 Scholars chosen for the program's third annual class.

This year's group was selected after a rigorous application and review process. Scholars were selected based on their leadership growth potential and the strength of their personal leadership projects aimed at improving the civic or social good by addressing a problem or need in a community, profession or organization. At Acxiom, Colclasure participates in numerous domestic and international efforts to help develop effective public policy, establish industry best practices and achieve maximum harmonization of information policy across the world.

"Sheila is a true leader and a pioneer when it comes to advancing the conversation around data privacy and practices," said Scott Howe, CEO and president of Acxiom. "We are thrilled to announce her selection to this program and would like to extend our deepest congratulations to her and all of the 2017 Scholars. We know Sheila will gain valuable insights through her participation that will help further her work and bring new perspectives to our company." 

Over the course of several months, Scholars will travel to each participating presidential center to learn from former presidents, key administration officials and leading academics. They will study and put into practice varying approaches to leadership, develop a network of peers and exchange ideas with mentors and others who can help them make an impact in their communities.

"I'm honored to be named a part of this prestigious group and look forward to the many learning and knowledge sharing opportunities that lie ahead," Colclasure said. "As the world becomes increasingly digital and data driven, it is important for us to continue to develop best practices for ethical data use, and through programs like this I hope to further the global discussion around using data for good."

Colclasure will commence her journey in Washington, D.C., where Scholars will visit the National Archives and Records Administration, Mount Vernon, and the White House Historical Association and explore personal and professional development areas including core values and civility.

The latest class joins the alumni network of 121 Scholars in the program. They include individuals from diverse backgrounds and geographies, coming from a variety of sectors, including private, public, non-profit, military and academia. The full list of 2017 scholars can be viewed here.

About the Presidential Leadership Scholar program 

To learn more about the Presidential Leadership Scholars program, visit For updates about the Presidential Leadership Scholars, use #PresidentialScholars or follow @PLSprogram on Twitter and Medium.

For questions about the program, please contact:
Brittney Bain, 214-200-4309,
Sara Horowitz, 212-348-0360,

About Acxiom

Acxiom provides the data foundation for the world's best marketers. We enable people-based marketing everywhere through a simple, open approach to connecting systems and data that drives seamless customer experiences and higher ROI. A leader in identity and ethical data use for more than 45 years, Acxiom helps thousands of clients and partners around the globe work together to create a world where all marketing is relevant. For more information about Acxiom, visit

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