NBCUniversal's Linda Yaccarino Named Ad Council Board Chair

The ad sales chief takes over from Facebook CRO David Fischer

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The Ad Council has a new board chair: Linda Yaccarino, NBCUniversal’s chairman of global advertising and partnerships, will head up the nonprofit’s board of directors.

She takes over from David Fischer, Facebook’s chief revenue officer, who had been board chair since July 2019. The NBCU ad sales chief will serve in the role through June 30, 2022.

In her new position, Yaccarino will work with Ad Council leadership and the executive committee on the organization’s mission of using communications to address the country’s biggest social issues—including the Covid Vaccine Education effort.

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