Board of Directors



Pat Lafferty


President US


Chris Macdonald

Vice Chairman

President, Advertising and Allied Agencies

McCann Worldgroup

David J. Moore

Vice Chairman
Chair, Finance Committee

Chairman, Xaxis

President, WPP Digital

Ann Rubin

Vice Chairman

VP, Branded Content & Global Creative

IBM Corporation

Gordon McLean

President & Chief Executive Officer

ANA Educational Foundation





Lou Aversano

Lou Aversano

Chief Executive Officer

Ogilvy USA

David Bell


gyro, LLC

Judith Bookbinder

Vice President, Creative Director

Hearst Magazines

David Brot

EVP, Account Director

Leo Burnett USA

Chris Brown

President and Chief Executive Officer

DDB New York

Jeff Buchan

Jeff Buchan

Head of Global Industry Relations


Tony Cardinale

Tony Cardinale

Co-Chair, Honors Night 2018
EVP, Strategy & Insights


Tim Castelli

President, National Sales, Mktg. & Partnerships


James Edmund Datri

President and CEO

American Advertising Federation

Peter DeNunzio


Tara DeVeaux

Tara DeVeaux

Chief Marketing Officer

BBDO New York

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

Belle Frank

Global Director, Strategic Integration & Growth


Andy Goldberg

Andy Goldberg

GM, Creative Lab and Global Creative Director

GE Corporate

Vita Harris

Global Chief Strategy Officer


Bill Imada

Chairman & Chief Connectivity Officer
IW Group, Inc.

Carole Irgang

Red Shoes Marketing

Tim Jones

Chief Executive Officer, Americas
Publicis Media

Marla Kaplowitz

Marla Kaplowitz

President and CEO

Brad Kay

Chair, AEF Digital Engagement Committee

Chief Brand Officer

Paul Kurnit

Clinical Professor, Marketing, Pace University
President, PS Insights

Shelly Lazarus

Chairman Emeritus

Ogilvy USA

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

David Luna

David Luna, Ph.D.

Professor and Chair of the Aaronson Department of Marketing and International Business

Baruch College

Peter McGuinness

Chief Marketing and Brand Officer


David Mechlin

Managing Partner

CoalHart Associates

Colin Mitchell

VP, Global Brand Marketing


Nancy Rabstejnek Nichols

Co-Chair, Honors Night 2018
Senior Vice President, External Affairs

Weber Shandwick/Interpublic Group

William (Mack) O’Barr, Ph.D.

Editor: Advertising & Society Quarterly
Department of Cultural Anthropology

Duke University

Susan Popper

SVP, Experience Marketing

Hewlett-Packard Enterprise

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

Jennifer Scanlon, Ph.D.

Professor of the Humanities in Gender and Women’s Studies

Bowdoin College

Linda Scott

Linda Scott, Ph.D.

Said Business School

Oxford University

Denis Sison

Denis Sison

Head of Marketing Excellence and Global Marketing Services Operations

Johnson & Johnson

Susan Smulyan, Ph.D.

Professor, American Studies
Director, John Nicholas Brown Center for Public Humanities and Cultural Heritage

Brown University

Andrew Susman

Vice President, New York

Empower Media Marketing

Mark Truss

Worldwide Director of Brand Intelligence

J. Walter Thompson Company

Barry Wacksman

EVP, Global Chief Strategy Officer


William H. Weintraub

Professor, School of Journalism and Communications

University of Colorado, Boulder

Paula Alex

Paula Alex

Honorary Director

Previous President & CEO, AEF

"The new generation of talent is not hierarchical, and does not think of their job as work."
— Gord McLean, President and CEO at ANA Educational Foundation