Sheila Colclasure


IPG Kinesso

SVP, Global Chief Digital Responsibility, Public Policy Officer

As Senior Vice President, Global Digital Responsibility and Public Policy, Sheila leads the global data policy and digital responsibility strategies for Kinesso, ensuring that data and digital technology are used accountably across the enterprise and with IPG clients, in ways that serve people. Sheila is responsible for public policy engagement with regulators, policy groups, clients, and other key stakeholders globally advocating for ethical advertising and marketing practices. 

Sheila is a recognized global thought leader on applied data ethics, accountable data governance, and human-centered digital responsibility. She also serves on the advisory board of the IAF and is corporate liaison to several industry standards-setting groups.  

Prior to joining IPG’s Kinesso, she was the Acxiom Global Chief Data Ethics Officer and Public Policy Executive, Manager of Congressional and Political Affairs for the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants in Washington, D.C., and Staff Assistant in the U.S. Senate. Sheila has a master’s degree in communications, specializing in business and political communication.  


Contributions by Sheila Colclasure

  • CPRA Comprehensive
    Speaker at IAPP Privacy. Security. Risk. 2021
  • May the 4th Be with You! Vendor Compliance in the Complex World of Media
    Web Conference Speaker
  • The Future of Adtech
    Speaker at IAPP Summit Sessions 2020 Online
  • Speaker at IAPP Global Privacy Summit 2020 - Canceled
  • Not Grand’s Privacy Law: Fundamental Questions for Comprehensive U.S. Regime
    Speaker at Global Privacy Summit 2019
  • The Role of Data Review Boards in Data Protection
    Speaker at IAPP Data Protection Intensive: UK 2019
  • Accountability and Beyond 9:30-11:30
    Speaker at Global Privacy Summit 2018
  • A Conversation with an Arkansas Leader in Ethical Data Use
    Speaker at Northwest Arkansas KnowledgeNet: February 26, 2018
  • Ingestibles and Digital Medicine: Lessons Learned on the Cutting Edge
    Speaker at Global Privacy Summit 2017
  • Assuring Innovation with Regulatory Acceptance by Vetting Data Uses 9:30-11:30
    Speaker at Global Privacy Summit 2017
  • Seeing the Full Spectrum: Practical Implications of States of De-Identification
    Speaker at Privacy. Security. Risk. 2016