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March 28, 2015 8:15 PM ET


Company Overview of The Advertising Council, Inc.

Company Overview

The Advertising Council, Inc. produces, distributes, and promotes public service campaigns on behalf of non-profit organizations and government agencies. It addresses various issues, such as improving the quality of life for children, preventive health, education, community well-being, environmental preservation, and strengthening families. The company was founded in 1942 and is based in New York, New York.

815 Second Avenue

9th floor

New York, NY 10017

United States

Founded in 1942





Key Executives for The Advertising Council, Inc.

Chief Executive Officer and President
Chief Financial Officer and Executive Vice President
Senior Vice President of National Accounts and Senior Vice President of Media Marketing
Senior Vice President and Director of Human Resources
Senior Vice President of Interactive Services
Compensation as of Fiscal Year 2014.

The Advertising Council, Inc. Key Developments

Ad Council Announces Executive Appointments

The Ad Council announced that sixteen new members were elected to their Board of Directors at the organization's board meeting October 28, 2014 afternoon. The board is led by Laura Desmond, Global CEO of Starcom Mediavest Group. The new members of the Board of Directors are: Deirdre Bigley, Global CMO, Bloomberg; Joe Bihlmier, VP, Global Media, American Express; James Borow, Co-Founder & CEO, SHIFT; Heidi Browning, SVP, Strategic Solutions, Pandora; Larry Bruck, VP, Global Marketing, Kellogg Company; Katie Burke, EVP, Marketing & Communications, Nielsen; Kathy Collins, CMO, H&R Block; Bill Demas, President & CEO, Turn; George John, CEO, Rocket Fuel; Scot McLernon, CRO, YuMe; Doug Miller, CRO, LivingSocial; Juan Rovira, CMO, Bacardi North America; Vinay Shahani, VP, Marketing, Volkswagen of America; Greg Stuart, CEO, Mobile Marketing Association; Linda Yaccarino, President, Advertising Sales, NBCUniversal; and Mark Young, SVP, Marketing Solutions, Clear Channel Outdoor.

The Ad Council Announces Management Changes

The Board of Directors of The Ad Council announced that Lisa Sherman will serve as the organization's next President and CEO. Ms. Sherman was most recently the Executive Vice President and General Manager of LogoTV. She succeeds Peggy Conlon, who announced her retirement in April after 15 years of in the organization. Ms. Sherman will assume her role on November 3, 2014. Ms. Conlon will remain at the Ad Council through the calendar year to aid in the transition.

Advertising Council Announces Management Appointments

Laura Desmond, Global Chief Executive Officer of Starcom MediaVest Group, has been named Chair of the Board of Directors of the Advertising Council. She succeeds Debra L. Lee, Chairman & Chief Executive Officer of BET Networks. David Kenny, Chief Executive Officer of The Weather Company, has been announced as Vice Chair of Media, joining Vice Chair of Advertisers, David Christopher, CMO of AT&T Mobility. Desmond will be Board Chair through June 2015 when she will be succeeded by Christopher.

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