Board of Directors



Pat Lafferty


President US


Bill Imada

Bill Imada

Vice Chairman

Chairman & Chief Connectivity Officer
IW Group, Inc.

Chris Macdonald

Vice Chairman

President, Advertising and Allied Agencies

McCann Worldgroup

David J. Moore

Vice Chairman
Chair, Finance Committee

Chief Executive Officer, BritePool

Nancy Rabstejnek-Nichols

Nancy Rabstejnek Nichols

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

Weber Shandwick/Interpublic Group

Ann Rubin

Vice Chairman

VP, Branded Content & Global Creative

IBM Corporation

Gordon McLean

President & Chief Executive Officer

ANA Educational Foundation





Lou Aversano

Lou Aversano

Global Chief Client 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


Tony Cardinale

Tony Cardinale

EVP, Strategy & Insights


Tim Castelli

President, National Sales, Mktg. & Partnerships


Peter DeNunzio


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


Andy Goldberg

Andy Goldberg

GM, Creative Lab and Global Creative Director

GE Corporate

Vita Harris

Vita Harris

Global Chief Strategy Officer


Carole Irgang

Executive Partner

Tim Jones

Chief Executive Officer, Americas
Publicis Media

Marla Kaplowitz

Marla Kaplowitz

President and CEO

Brad Kay

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

Peter McGuinness

Chief Marketing and Brand Officer


David Mechlin

Managing Partner

CoalHart Associates

Colin Mitchell

VP, Global Brand Marketing


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

Andrea Spiegel

Andrea Spiegel

Managing Director, Partner

VSA New York

Andrew Susman


Emoto AI

Mark Truss

Worldwide Director of Brand Intelligence

Wunderman Thompson

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

"I developed a much higher respect for social marketing by seeing the value and complexity of this function which seemed very ambiguous to me before."
— Student at Boston College after AEF sent speakers from DigitasLBi