July 29, 2014 5:34 AM ET


Company Overview of The Advertising Council, Inc.

Company Overview

The Advertising Council, Inc. produces, distributes, and promotes public service campaigns on behalf of non-profit organizations and government agencies. It addresses various issues, such as improving the quality of life for children, preventive health, education, community well-being, environmental preservation, and strengthening families. The company was founded in 1942 and is based in New York, New York.

815 Second Avenue

9th floor

New York, NY 10017

United States

Founded in 1942





Key Executives for The Advertising Council, Inc.

Chief Executive Officer
Chief Financial Officer and Executive Vice President
Senior Vice President of National Accounts and Senior Vice President of Media Marketing
Senior Vice President and Director of Human Resources
Senior Vice President of Interactive Services
Compensation as of Fiscal Year 2014.

The Advertising Council, Inc. Key Developments

Advertising Council Announces Management Appointments

Laura Desmond, Global Chief Executive Officer of Starcom MediaVest Group, has been named Chair of the Board of Directors of the Advertising Council. She succeeds Debra L. Lee, Chairman & Chief Executive Officer of BET Networks. David Kenny, Chief Executive Officer of The Weather Company, has been announced as Vice Chair of Media, joining Vice Chair of Advertisers, David Christopher, CMO of AT&T Mobility. Desmond will be Board Chair through June 2015 when she will be succeeded by Christopher.

Peggy Conlon Retires as President and CEO of the Advertising Council, Inc

Debra Lee, Chair of the Board of The Advertising Council, announced that Peggy Conlon is retiring as President and CEO. The officers of the Board, with Ms. Conlon's support, have initiated a process to identify a successor and ensure a smooth transition by early 2015. Ms. Conlon joined the Ad Council in 1999.

The Ad Council Elects 21 New Members to Board of Directors

The Ad Council announced that 21 new members were elected to their Board of Directors at the organization's board meeting earlier this month. David Kenny, CEO of The Weather Company and current board member, was elected Vice Chair of Media. The new members of the Board of Directors are: 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., and Elizabeth Weil, Partner, Andreessen Horowitz.

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