Ad Council Elects 21 New Board Members

By Erik Oster 

ad-councilThe Ad Council, “a non-profit organization and the largest producer of national public service advertising (PSA) in the U.S.” announced today the election of 21 new members to their Board of Directors earlier this month. Additionally, current board member David Kenny, CEO of The Weather Company, was elected Vice Chair of Media.

The Ad Council Board of Directors is responsible for providing guidance on creative strategy, media placement and outreach, as well as helping to secure funding for the organization’s operations. It is made up of leading executives from all areas of marketing, including media companies, advertising agencies, research companies and digital agencies, and is led by Debra Lee, CEO of BET Networks. Each year, the Ad Council produces 50 national public service campaigns on behalf of non-profit organizations and federal government agencies, with creative developed by leading ad agencies pro bono.

“Our new board members join us from a wide variety of industries and bring with them expertise that will be invaluable to the Ad Council and our national campaigns,” said Peggy Conlon, President & CEO of the Ad Council. “With backgrounds in marketing, advertising, public relations, social and digital media, the new members possess knowledge and leadership that will augment our campaigns. I look forward to seeing what innovation they bring to our causes.”

A full list of the new board members follows after the jump.

New members of The Ad Council Board of Directors:

Gordon Abel, Executive Director, JPMorgan Chase

Michael Accavitti, Senior Vice President & General Manager, Acura, American Honda Motor Company, Inc.

Barbara Basney, Vice President, Global Advertising and Media, Xerox Corporation

Ned Brody, Head of the Americas, Yahoo

Deanie Elsner, Executive Vice President & Chief Marketing Officer, Kraft Foods

James D. Farley, Executive Vice President, Global Marketing, Sales, Service and Lincoln, Ford Motor Company

Brad Jakeman, President, PepsiCo Global Beverages Group, PepsiCo, Inc.

Berry Jasin, Senior Vice President National Sales, Consolidated & Revenue Chief – Mega TV, Spanish Broadcasting System, Inc.

Matthew Jauchius, Executive Vice President, Chief Marketing Officer, Nationwide

Karen Kornbluh, Executive Vice President, External Affairs, Nielsen

Gustavo Martinez, Global President, JWT

Peter McGuinness, Chief Marketing & Brand Officer, Chobani

Jim Norton, Global Head of Media Sales, AOL

John Piccone, Chief Revenue Officer, Simulmedia

Andy Polansky, Chief Executive Officer, Weber Shandwick

Raja Rajamannar, Chief Marketing Officer, MasterCard Worldwide

Nada Stirratt, Chief Revenue Officer, Acxiom

Megan Stooke, General Director of Global Marketing,  General Motors

Stacey Tank, Senior Vice President & Chief Corporate Relations Officer, Heineken USA Inc.

Todd Teresi, Vice President, iAd, Apple Inc.

Elizabeth Weil, Partner, Andreessen Horowitz