Simply put, Jane Maas took a chance on me and changed my life. I met her in the early 1980's when I was leading WPIX's Promotion Department in New York. She was the first woman president of a major advertising agency not founded by a woman. Some of the agency's broadcast clients had asked her to hire an account supervisor who understood the dynamics of the local station marketplace. She hired me despite the misgivings of one of the agency partners, Andy Weiss, who welcomed me on day one with: "You're not an ad gal yet, but we'll make you into one." Of course, I bristled at that assessment, but Andy was right. That's because I hadn't yet been trained by Jane.
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