Board of Directors



Pat Lafferty



Translation LLC

Chris Macdonald

Vice Chairman


McCann North America

David J. Moore

Vice Chairman

Chairman, Xaxis

President, WPP Digital

Ann Rubin

Vice Chairman

VP, Branded Content & Global Creative

IBM Corporation

Gordon McLean

President & Chief Executive Officer

Advertising Educational Foundation





Paula Alex

Retired President & CEO

Advertising Educational Foundation

David Bell


gyro, LLC

Judith Bookbinder

Vice President, Creative Director

Hearst Creative Communications

David Brot

EVP, Account Director

Leo Burnett USA

Chris Brown

President and Chief Executive Officer

DDB New York

Tim Castelli

President, National Sales, Mktg. & Partnerships


James Edmund Datri

President and CEO

American Advertising Federation

Peter DeNunzio


Owen J. Dougherty

Chief Communications Officer

Grey Group

Daisy Expósito-Ulla

Chairman & CEO

d’expósito & Partners

Belle Frank

Global Director, Strategic Integration & Growth


Vita Harris

EVP Chief Strategy Officer


Jacqueline Hernández

Chief Marketing Officer
NBCU Hispanic Enterprises & Content

Nancy Hill

President and CEO

Bill Imada

Chairman & Chief Connectivity Officer
IW Group, Inc.

Carole Irgang

SVP, Brand Marketing

Tim Jones

CEO of the Americas
Publicis Media

Brad Kay

Chair, AEF Digital Engagement Committee

President and Partner

Paul Kurnit

Clinical Professor, Marketing, Pace University, President

PS Insights

Shelly Lazarus

Chairman Emeritus

Ogilvy & Mather

Dawn Lerman, Ph.D.

Chair, VPP Committee
Sr. Assoc. Dean of Research and Academic Innovation, Schools of Business
Exec. Director, Center for Positive Marketing

Fordham University

Robert Liodice

Chief Executive Officer


Peter McGuinness

Chief Marketing and Brand Officer


David Mechlin

Managing Partner

CoalHart Associates

Colin Mitchell

VP, Global Brand


Nancy Rabstejnek Nichols

Chair, Honors Night 2017
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 Company

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

Chair, Advertising and PR Department

Michigan State University

Joseph A. Ripp

Chair, AEF Finance Committee
Executive Chairman

Time Inc.

Hayes Roth


HA Roth Consulting LLC

Cynthia Round

SVP, Marketing & External Relations

The Metropolitan Museum of Art

Jennifer Scanlon, Ph.D.

Professor of the Humanities in Gender and Women’s Studies

Bowdoin College

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

Global Director of Brand Intelligence

J. Walter Thompson

Barry Wacksman

EVP, Global Chief Strategy Officer


William H. Weintraub

School of Journalism and Communications

University of Colorado

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