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John B. Adams, Jr.

NMAH Board Member; Chairman Emeritus, The Martin Agency

John B. Adams Jr. is the Chairman Emeritus of The Martin Agency, a full-service advertising firm headquartered in Richmond, Virginia which represents GEICO, UPS, Buffalo Wild Wings and Oreo, among other brands. Mr. Adams served in leadership roles at the agency for forty years, culminating in his appointment as Chairman and Chief Executive Officer. He was inducted into the Advertising Hall of Fame in 2015, and into the Virginia Communications Hall of Fame in 1997. Mr. Adams serves on the boards of Child Fund International, James Madison’s Montpelier, and Hampden-Sydney College. He is a former trustee of the Virginia Museum of Fine Arts, the Virginia Historical Society, and the John F. Kennedy Library Foundation. His is a former Rector of Longwood University and former Chairman of Virginia Commonwealth University’s Brandcenter board and currently serves as an adjunct professor at the University of Richmond. He resides in Richmond, VA.