The Ad Council Appoints 23 New Members to Its Board of Directors

By Kyle O'Brien 

The Ad Council has elected 23 new members to its board of directors. Chaired by Diego Scotti, evp and general manager of consumer group and global marketing and communications at PayPal, the nonprofit’s board also elevated Kim Kelleher, chief commercial officer of AMC Networks, to the role of secretary.

The Ad Council’s board of directors is made up of a group of 145 leaders and senior marketing, media and business executives who provide expertise, insights and financial support to ensure the Ad Council’s social impact campaigns are effective and drive measurable change. Working in close collaboration with Ad Council leadership, the board helps spearhead the industry’s efforts to address critical issues such as gun violence prevention, mental health, substance use disorders and hate and bias.

New members of the Ad Council board of directors include:

  • Nadja Bellan-White, CEO, SSK/M&C Saatchi
  • Leslie Berland, evp and CMO, Verizon
  • Chris Boothe, COO, Publicis Groupe US, Publicis Groupe
  • Kristin Carvell, chief communications officer, GE Vernova
  • Jeff Collins, president of ad sales, marketing, and brand partnerships, Fox Corporation
  • Kathleen Dunlop, CMO B&W North America, Unilever
  • Ben Goldhirsh, chairman, Goldhirsh Foundation
  • John Halley, president, Paramount Advertising, Paramount
  • Todd Kaplan, CMO – Pepsi, PepsiCo
  • Jacki Kelley, chief client and business officer, IPG
  • Amit Kotecha, CMO, Quantcast
  • Lorenzo Larini, CEO,
  • Daryl Lee, global CEO, McCann Worldgroup
  • Antonio Lucio, evp, chief marketing and corporate affairs officer, HP
  • Nicholas Mercurio, chief client officer, Ipsos
  • Kyle Norrington, U.S. chief commercial officer, Anheuser-Busch
  • Amy Reinhard, president of advertising, Netflix
  • Doug Rozen, CMO, Rokt
  • Josh Stinchcomb, CRO, Dow Jones
  • Lynn Teo, CMO, Northwestern Mutual
  • Alexa Vignone, evp of sales, Salesforce
  • Steven Wolfe Pereira, evp, chief client officer, TelevisaUnivision
  • Louisa Wong, CEO, XR Extreme Reach

The Ad Council also added three new members to its leadership council, which is filled with some of the best leaders and innovators across a multitude of industries. Leadership council members utilize their companies’ reach and resources to activate campaigns and share key learnings, insights and capabilities supporting the Ad Council’s work to address the country’s most critical social issues.

“The Ad Council’s board of directors includes the most talented and inspiring leaders across industries, helping ensure our work achieves a level of impact that is truly unprecedented,” said Lisa Sherman, president and CEO of the Ad Council in a statement.

New members of the Ad Council leadership council include:

  • Zach Epstein, founder and CEO, Haus
  • Nic Hill, co-founder and head of interactive, Sawhorse Productions
  • Jeremy Steinberg, chief revenue officer, Fandom