Sheila Colclasure

Public Policy and Privacy Officer, Acxiom

As Acxiom’s Privacy Officer for the Americas, Sheila Colclasure is principally responsible for managing the fair information practices compliance, client support and external policy setting of a publicly-traded information management company with annual revenues in excess of $1 billion.

Sheila’s primary areas of focus include monitoring and coordinating enterprise-wide compliance with legal regulations, such as the FCRA, GLB, the Privacy and Safeguard Rules, the Telemarketing Sales Rule, and CAN-SPAM, industry guidelines, such as the Direct Marketing Association’s Privacy Promise and Acxiom’s own leading-practice privacy policies, external liaison and representation to policy setting entities, including state and federal legislators, regulators and industry coalitions and providing client support, coaching and advocacy on privacy as a strategic business essential.

As part of her role, she has developed and implemented an annual privacy audit function that is widely regarded as the best in the industry. Sheila advises elected officials and regulators on privacy issues and privacy legislation. Sheila also works with Acxiom clients and industry members to show them how privacy compliance is an essential component of their overall business strategy and how it can be a competitive advantage for their business.

Prior to joining Acxiom, Sheila managed Congressional and Political Affairs for the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants in their Washington, D.C., office, where she focused on legislative and regulatory initiatives as well as directing their Political Action Committee. Sheila has a master’s degree in Communications, specializing in Political and Business communication.