Board of Directors



Chris Macdonald


Chairman and CEO


Vita Harris

Vita Harris

Vice Chair

Global Chief Strategy Officer
FCB Global

Bill Imada

Bill Imada

Vice Chair

Chairman & Chief Connectivity Officer
IW Group, Inc.

Pat Lafferty

Vice Chair

Chief Operating Officer

Acceleration Community of Companies

David J. Moore

Vice Chair
Chair, Finance Committee

Chief Executive Officer, BritePool

Nancy Rabstejnek-Nichols

Nancy Rabstejnek Nichols

Vice Chair, Co-Chair, Honors Night
Senior Vice President, External Affairs

Interpublic Group

Ann Rubin

Vice Chair

VP, Corporate Marketing

IBM Corporation

Gordon McLean

President & Chief Executive Officer

ANA Educational Foundation





AEF Board Member-Eric Austin

Eric Austin

Sr. Director, Global Brand Building & Media Innovation

Procter & Gamble

Lou Aversano

Lou Aversano

Global Chief Brand Officer


David Bell


gyro, LLC

Judith Bookbinder

Vice President, Creative Director

Hearst Magazines

David Brot

EVP, Account Director

Leo Burnett USA

Jeff Buchan

Jeff Buchan

Head of Global Industry Relations


Tim Castelli

President, National Sales, Mktg. & Partnerships


Daniel Cherry

Daniel Cherry

General Manager and SVP

DC Comics

Lisa Coleman

Lisa Coleman, Ph.D.

SVP, Global Inclusion and Strategic Innovation

New York University

Peter DeNunzio

CEO, Global Loyalty


Val DiFebo

Val DiFebo

Chief Executive Officer

Deutsch New York

Owen J. Dougherty

Chief Communications Officer

Grey Group

Daisy Expósito-Ulla

Chairman & CEO

d expósito & Partners

Professor Nermin Eyuboglu

Nermin Eyuboglu, Ph.D.

Professor of Marketing and Chair, Dept. of Marketing and International Business

Baruch College

Belle Frank

Global Director, Strategic Integration & Growth


Vince Hudson

Vince Hudson

SVP, Global Brand Strategy and Marketing Operations

American Express

Carole Irgang

Chief Marketing Officer
Red Shoes Marketing

Tim Jones

Chief Operating Officer
Publicis Groupe

Marla Kaplowitz

Marla Kaplowitz

President and CEO

Eileen Kiernan

Eileen Kiernan

Global Chief Executive Officer

Paul Kurnit

Clinical Professor, Marketing, Pace University
President, PS Insights

Professor Clarence Lee

Clarence Lee, Ph.D.

S. C. Johnson School of Management

Cornell University

Dawn Lerman, Ph.D.

Chair, VPP Committee
Professor, Gabelli School of Business and
Exec. Director, Center for Positive Marketing

Fordham University

Robert Liodice

Chief Executive Officer

Association of National Advertisers

AEF Board Member-Jason Lonsdale

Jason Lonsdale

Chief Strategy Officer

Deutsch LA

Peter McGuinness



David Mechlin

Managing Partner

CoalHart Associates

William (Mack) O’Barr, Ph.D.

Editor: Advertising & Society Quarterly
Department of Cultural Anthropology

Duke University

AEF Board Member-Tiffany Perkins-Munn

Tiffany Perkins-Munn, Ph.D.

Managing Director, Head of Research, Analytics & Data


Jef Richards, J.D., Ph.D.

Advertising and PR Department

Michigan State University

Hayes Roth


HA Roth Consulting LLC

Cynthia Round

Brand Strategist

Independent Consultant

AEF Board Member-David Rubin

David Rubin

Chief Marketing Officer

The New York Times

Van Sapp

Van Sapp, Ph.D.

Dean, School of Business, Management and Technology

Saint Augustine’s University

Jennifer Scanlon, Ph.D.

Professor of the Humanities in Gender and Women’s Studies

Bowdoin College

Denis Sison

Denis Sison


Modern Marketing Xcellence

Andrea Spiegel

Andrea Spiegel

Managing Director, Partner

VSA New York

Andrew Susman

Andrew Susman

Principal Member

New Value Associates

Mark Truss

Worldwide Director of Brand Intelligence

Wunderman Thompson

Barry Wacksman

Barry Wacksman

Chairman and CRO


William H. Weintraub

Professor, School of Journalism and Communications

University of Colorado, Boulder

AEF Board Member-Carlos Zepeda

Carlos Zepeda

VP, Strategy and Transformation

Moët Hennessy USA

Paula Alex

Paula Alex

Honorary Director

Previous President & CEO, AEF

"Inspiration is everywhere, and if you can't see it you're not looking hard enough."
— Cliff Courtney, Chief Marketing Officer, Zimmerman Advertising