John B. Adams, Jr.

NMAH Board Member; Chairman, CEO, The Martin Agency

John Adams is Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of The Martin Agency, consistently ranked as one of the top ten best advertising agencies in America.  The firm produces the advertising for GEICO Auto Insurance, Walmart Stores, Morgan Stanley, American Cancer Society, Tylenol and a dozen other clients.

Mr. Adams serves on the board of directors of The John F. Kennedy Library Foundation and the board of trustees of Hampden-Sydney College. He and his business partner have been named Virginia Industrialists of the Year, and Mr. Adams has been inducted into the Virginia Communications Hall of Fame.  He is the former rector of Longwood University and served on the board of trustees of the Virginia Museum of Fine Arts and the board of trustees of the Virginia Historical Society. 

Mr. Adams lectures on marketing and business issues throughout the country.