She clawed her way up from secretary to copywriter to creator director at Ogilvy & Mather and Wells Rich Greene. But she denies that she is the real Peggy Olson — the character immortalized in AMC’s long running series Mad Men.
Maas was a creative director at Ogilvy & Mather and Wells Rich Greene, and president of Earle Palmer Brown. She was Advertising Woman of the Year, won 47 creative awards, wrote five books and raised two children. Today, she describes herself as a creative consultant and a warm and witty keynote speaker.