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December 02, 2015 3:08 AM 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 2015.

The Advertising Council, Inc. Key Developments

The Ad Council Appoints Peggy Byrd as Senior Vice President

The Ad Council announce that Peggy Byrd has joined the organization's Media department as Senior Vice President. Prior to joining the Ad Council, Byrd was the Senior Vice President of Integrated Marketing for One Solution. In her role at the Ad Council, Byrd will direct and manage the Ad Council's media out reach to more than 2,000 U.S. media companies, across all platforms, and secure donated media support on behalf of the organization's 40 national public service campaigns.

Ad Council Announces New Members of Board of Directors

The Ad Council announced new members that were elected to their board of directors. The board is led by Chair David Christopher, CMO of AT&T Mobility. The new members of the board of directors are Spencer Baim, Chief Strategic Officer, VICE & Founder, VIRTUE Worldwide; Lara Balazs, SVP, Head of North America Marketing, Visa; Berta de Pablos-Barbier, VP, Marketing, Mars Chocolate NA; Jerri DeVard, SVP and CMO, ADT; Jonah Disend, Founder & CEO, Redscout; Mark Ford, EVP, Global Advertising, Time Inc.; Lori Hiltz, CEO, Havas Media, North America; Robert Horler, CEO, Dentsu Aegis Network, USA; Brian Jennings, CMO/EVP, National Hockey League; Alexander Jutkowitz, CEO, Truffle Pig, Group SJR, Colloquial; Gary Koepke, VP, Chief Creative Officer, SapientNitro, North America; Wendy MacGregor, Chief Revenue Officer, Turn; Jonathan Mildenhall, CMO, Airbnb; Laura Nelson, CCO, Nielsen; Eli Pariser, Co-founder and Co-CEO, Upworthy; Yin Rani, VP, US Marketing, CampbellSoup Company; Sharon Rothstein, EVP, Global Chief Marketing Officer, Starbucks Coffee Company; Troy Ruhanen, President & CEO, TBWA Worldwide; Tara Rush, SVP & Chief Corporate Relations Officer, HEINEKEN USA; Ann Simonds, SVP, CMO, General Mills; Samantha Skey, CMO & CRO, SheKnows; Christina Smedley, VP, Global Brand & Communications, PayPal; Suneet Varma, President & General Manager, Pfizer Consumer Healthcare; Gary Vaynerchuk, CEO, Co-founder, VaynerMedia; Deborah Wahl, SVP, CMO, McDonalds USA; Terrance Williams, EVP & CMO, Nationwide; and Bob Wingo, Chairman, Sanders\Wingo Advertising, Inc.

The Advertising Council Appoints David Sable as Board Vice Chair

David Sable, the Global Chief Executive Officer of advertising agency Y&R, was named a Vice Chair of the Advertising Council's (Ad Council) Board of Directors at the organization's Executive Committee meeting. He will serve alongside Board Chair David Christopher, CMO of AT&T Mobility, and Vice Chair David Kenny, Chairman and CEO of the Weather Company. Sable will serve as Vice Chair through June 2017 at which point he will assume the Board Chair position. Sable joined the Ad Council Board of Directors in 2011 and became a member of the Executive Committee in 2013.

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