2017 Judge Profile:Chris Nation (Kentucky, USA)

Chris Nation serves as Director for Quantum Communications, Inc., a full-service advertising and public relations agency in Louisville. Nation specializes in overseeing digital strategy, website development, branding, digital advertising, marketing and account services.

Nation is an active member on the board of directors for Junior Achievement of Kentuckiana, Volunteers of America Mid-States, and the American Advertising Federation of Louisville (AAF).

He had the honor of serving as the 2016 – 2017 President of the Young Professionals Association of Louisville (YPAL) and previously served on the board of directors for the Leadership Louisville Center, Greater Louisville Inc. – the Metro Chamber of Commerce, and the Louisville Downtown Development Corporation.

Within his industry, Nation is an active member of the International Academy of the Visual Arts (IAVA), Interactive Media Council, and International Academy of Digital Arts and Sciences (IADAS) where he has been serving as a judge for The Webby Awards since 2012.

Nation is a graduate of the Leadership Louisville Center’s Ignite Louisville Class of 2016, Focus Louisville Class of 2013, and Leadership Bowling Green Class of 2012. He was awarded the “Hot 10” Award in 2015 by the American Advertising Federation of Louisville, recognized in 2017 by Insider Louisville as one of the “Top 100 Marketing & Advertising Influencers in Louisville,” and is a 2017 recipient of Louisville Business First’s Forty Under 40.

He holds a Master of Arts in Corporate & Organizational Communication and a Bachelor of Arts in English from Western Kentucky University.