Gay Gaddis

Gay Gaddis

Founder & CEO Author of Cowgirl Power

Gay Gaddis is CEO and founder of T3—The Think Tank. In 1989, she started her company after cashing in a $16,000 IRA. Today, T3 has offices nationwide and creates innovative digital marketing programs for Fortune 200 clients. T3 is a top ranked innovation firm and one of the largest agencies owned by a woman in the U.S. Gay has been nationally recognized for the unique family-friendly policies she initiated at T3.

Gay serves on the Board of Directors of Monotype Imaging Holdings, Inc. (Nasdaq: TYPE), sits on the Dean’s Advisory Council to The University of Texas McCombs School of Business, is the first female Chairman of the Texas Business Leadership Council and is former Chairman of The Committee of 200 (C200), a top women’s business organization that advances women’s leadership in business. She is also is a board member of The Foundation for a Globally Competitive Texas.

An active spokesperson, writer and artist, Gay is a regular contributor to Forbes and part of Fortune‘s Most Powerful Women Insider Network. She has received numerous awards and honors including Fast Company’s “Top 25 Women Business Builders,” Inc. magazine’s “Top 10 Entrepreneurs of the Year” and C200’s Luminary Award for Entrepreneurial Excellence.

She and her husband own and operate the historic Double Heart Ranch in the Texas Hill Country. Her bold Texas landscape paintings have hung in New York City gallery shows and earned her distinction by Texas Monthly magazine as one of the top ten artists to collect now.