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Nicole Hudson
Deputy Mayor for Racial Equity and Priority Initiatives
Office of the Mayor
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Nicole Hudson

Nicole Hudson has spent her career applying digital media to products in industries ranging from Broadway to finance to journalism to social justice. A Northwestern University graduate, Nicole has managed the online brands for shows like Les Misérables and The Phantom of the Opera, worked on web development, ticketing and calendar conversion and ad network development with clients such as the Boston Symphony Orchestra and Lincoln Center and tackled online tools and branding for companies including the New Yorker and Goldman Sachs. On the ad agency side, Hudson oversaw national digital campaigns and one-to-one marketing products for AT&T. She has managed web, print, outdoor and on-air production for TV and radio stations, hotels and real-estate developments.

Her six years on the business side of the non-profit start-up St. Louis Beacon gave her a front row seat for the opportunities and transformation in local information that digital platforms bring. Her work with the Ferguson Commission and its legacy nonprofit, Forward Through Ferguson, brought her career skills to bear on the most pressing issues of our time, which now continues with her role with the City of St. Louis. Prior to her work with the Ferguson Commission, Nicole consulted independently with individuals, organizations and brands on communication strategy, content development and the general navigation of digital waters.