Board of Directors



Val DiFebo

Val DiFebo


Chief Executive Officer
Deutsch New York

Nicki Grant

Nicki Grant

Vice Chair

SVP, Global Brand and Advertising

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.

AEF Board member Pat Lafferty

Pat Lafferty

Vice Chair

Chief Operating Officer

Acceleration Community of Companies

David J. Moore

Vice Chair
Chair, Finance Committee

Executive Chairman, Urban Pickleball Clubs

Nancy Rabstejnek-Nichols

Nancy Rabstejnek Nichols

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

Interpublic Group

Gordon McLean

President & Chief Executive Officer

ANA Educational Foundation





AEF Board Member-Eric Austin

Eric Austin

Vice President, Global Marketing & Media

Procter & Gamble

Lou Aversano

Lou Aversano

Global Chief Brand Officer


AEF Board Member-Michele Barlow

Michele Barlow

EVP, Enterprise Marketing

Bank of America

Judith Bookbinder

Vice President, Creative Communications

Hearst Magazines

Tim Castelli

Vice President, Global Advertising Sales


Daniel Cherry

Daniel Cherry

SVP, General Manager


Lisa Coleman

Lisa Coleman, Ph.D.

SVP, Global Inclusion and Strategic Innovation

New York University

John Dunleavy board member

John Dunleavy

President North America

McCann Worldgroup

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

Tori Fernandes

Tori Fernandes

Head of Ad Sales Communications, Disney Media & Entertainment Distribution

The Walt Disney Company

AEF Board Member Tasha Gilroy

Tasha Gilroy

Global Chief Equity, Inclusion and Belonging Officer


Gareth Goodall

Gareth Goodall

Chief Strategy Officer

Publicis Creative US

Vince Hudson

Vince Hudson

Head of NA Business Marketing


Carole Irgang

Radically Simple Marketing

Tim Jones

Chief Operating Officer
Publicis Groupe

Joe Kelly

SVP, Chief Talent Officer

Interpublic Group

Eileen Kiernan

Eileen Kiernan

Global Chief Executive Officer

IPG Mediabrands

Professor Clarence Lee

Clarence Lee, Ph.D.


Eisengard AI

Dawn Lerman, Ph.D.

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

Fordham University

Bob Liodice

Chief Executive Officer

Association of National Advertisers

AEF Board Member-Jason Lonsdale

Jason Lonsdale

Chief Strategy Officer

Deutsch LA

Chris Macdonald

Chris Macdonald

Former Chairman and CEO


Peter McGuinness

Chief Executive Officer

Impossible Foods

David Mechlin

Managing Partner

CoalHart Associates

Leah Meranus

CEO North America

dentsu X

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 Marketing Data & Analytics

JPMorgan Chase & Co.

Darla Price

Darla Price



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

Advertising and PR Department

Michigan State University

Hayes Roth


HA Roth Consulting LLC

Cynthia Round

Cynthia Round

Brand Strategist

Independent Consultant

AEF Board Member Ann Rubin

Ann Rubin

Vice Chair

EVP, Marketing, Communications & Events


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

Denis Sison

Denis Sison


Modern Marketing Xcellence

Andrea Spiegel

Andrea Spiegel


AKS Brand Solutions

Randi Stipes

Randi Stipes

Chief Marketing Officer

The Weather Company

Andrew Susman

Andrew Susman

Founding Chief Operating Officer

Institute for Advertising Ethics

AEF Board member Sadie Thoma

Sadie Thoma

Director, Americas Ads Marketing


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

"Our future marketing and advertising leaders are not just looking for a job, they are looking for a meaningful career that will make a positive impact on society."
— Gord McLean, President and CEO at ANA Educational Foundation