October 25, 2014 6:36 PM 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

The Ad Council Announces Management Changes

The Board of Directors of The Ad Council announced that Lisa Sherman will serve as the organization's next President and CEO. Ms. Sherman was most recently the Executive Vice President and General Manager of LogoTV. She succeeds Peggy Conlon, who announced her retirement in April after 15 years of in the organization. Ms. Sherman will assume her role on November 3, 2014. Ms. Conlon will remain at the Ad Council through the calendar year to aid in the transition.

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.

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