Elena Rivera-Cheek, MBA

Copy & Art, Founder and Chief Executive Officer


Elena founded New York-based Copy & Art, and now serves as the Chief Executive Officer of the agency. Copy & Art specializes in digital marketing and communications and has grown steadily over its 12 years of business. The agency was recently named one of the Fastest Growing Privately-Owned Companies in the U.S. by Inc. Magazine and won a Best of Business Award in Graphic Design and was named a Best Place to Work.

Elena is proud of her Puerto Rican heritage. She makes it a point to support diversity and inclusion initiatives and organizations, and lives that commitment through the inclusive culture and hiring practices at Copy & Art. She was recently named a 2022 Notable Hispanic Leader by Crain’s New York Business, a Hispanic Woman of Distinction by the local Hispanic Chamber of Commerce, and her agency was a Crain’s 2023 Diversity & Inclusion Finalist as a “Diversity Champion”.

She is a member of Chief, a nationally acclaimed private membership network focused on female executive leaders. She received a Hall of Fame Award for Minority Business Success from the local chamber of commerce and was featured in a local publication in a Q&A, and on the cover of the magazine for its issue on diversity, equity, and inclusion.