The Ad Council Names 18 New Board Members

By Kyle O'Brien 

The Ad Council elected 18 new members to its board of directors during its fall meeting held virtually October 27, with new members including former Facebook global ad chief and current Instacart president Carolyn Everson, Facebook chief business officer Marne Levine, Accenture CMO Jill Kramer and FCB global partner Brandon Cooke.

The Ad Council’s board is chaired by Linda Yaccarino, chairman, global advertising and partnerships, NBCUniversal, with vice chairs Jacki Kelley, CEO at Dentsu Aegis Network Americas, and Diego Scotti, executive vice president and chief marketing officer at Verizon.

The organization’s board of directors is made up of a respected group of senior marketing and media executives who provide expertise, insights and financial support to ensure the Ad Council’s social good campaigns are effective and impactful. Most recently, the board helped to lead the industry’s response to Covid-19 and the launch of the Ad Council and Covid Collaborative’s massive Covid-19 Vaccine Education Initiative.


New board members include:

  • Melanie Boulden, CMO, North America Operating Unit, The Coca-Cola Company
  • Fiona Carter, CMO, Goldman Sachs
  • Brandon Cooke, global partner, global chief marketing & reputation officer, FCB
  • Kyle Dropp, co-founder & president, Morning Consult
  • Carolyn Everson, president, Instacart
  • Michelle Froah, svp global marketing strategy & sciences, MetLife
  • Jennifer Gottlieb, global president, Real Chemistry
  • Alyson Griffin, head of marketing, State Farm
  • Carla Hassan, CMO, JPMorgan Chase
  • Charisse Hughes, svp & global CMO, Kellogg Company
  • Peter Jung, CMO, NASCAR
  • Jill Kramer, chief marketing & communications officer, Accenture
  • Marne Levine, chief business officer, Facebook
  • Kirk McDonald, North America CEO, GroupM
  • Sarah Personette, chief customer officer, Twitter
  • Dan Robbins, vp, ad marketing, Roku
  • Kern Schireson, CEO, Known
  • Donna Speciale, president of advertising sales & marketing, Univision Communications

“The talent, creativity and resources that our board continually leverages to address our nation’s most pressing issues fuels the Ad Council’s ability to drive measurable change for social good. We’re looking forward to collaborating with these innovative leaders to further galvanize the industry around purpose-driven work,” Lisa Sherman, president and CEO of the Ad Council, said in a statement.