Ad Club Mulls 2 For Top Post

The search committee organized to find a replacement for Elizabeth Cook, the outgoing president of the Advertising Club of Greater Boston, is closing in on a decision.
A list published last week, however, contained the names of some candidates but not the finalists.
Maureen McNamara, one-time media director at Arnold Communications and now president of Wallwork Curry, a midsized Boston shop, is said to be competing against Bethany Kendall, executive director of Boston’s Downtown Crossing Association.
Sources had identified candidates for the position as former ad executives Guy Conrad and John Verret, Pile and Co. consultant Judy Near and Joan Jolley, executive director of the Newbury Street League.
Conrad, Verret and Jolley, among others, were interviewed but dropped from consideration. And even though her name kept popping up, Near was never interested in the position nor was she considered for the job, asserted her boss, Skip Pile.
The ad club board is scheduled to meet to review the search committee’s final recommendation. The question: Will the job go to McNamara, a skilled marketing professional with an agency background, or Kendall, a newcomer to advertising with solid organizational and membership-building skills? -Judy Warner and Sarah Jones