AOL's Tim Armstrong now Chairman of The Ad Council


The Advertising Council announced Tim Armstrong, Chairman and Chief Executive Officer, AOL, has been elected as Chairman of the Board of Directors. Armstrong has been a member of the Ad Council Board of Directors since 2008, most recently serving as its Vice Chairman. As Chairman, he succeeds Brian Perkins, Corporate Vice President, Johnson & Johnson, and will serve in this position for one year.

“Tim has been a valued member of our Board over the past two years and we are thrilled to have him as our new Chairman,” said Peggy Conlon, President & CEO of The Advertising Council. “His considerable experience in online and social media will help us expand the reach and impact of our campaigns.”

Armstrong has been Chairman and CEO, AOL since April 2009. Tim will be succeeded by Vice Chair Andrew Robertson, President & CEO, BBDO in 2011, and the newly elected Vice Chair Marc Pritchard, Global Marketing Officer, The Procter & Gamble Company in 2012.

In addition, the Ad Council also elected fourteen new members to its Board of Directors. The new directors are:

  —  Mark Addicks, VP & CMO, General Mills
  —  Salman Amin, Global Head of Sales and Marketing, PepsiCo, Inc
  —  Nick Brien, CEO, McCann Worldgroup
  —  David Christopher, CMO, AT&T Mobility
  —  Mainardo de Nardis, CEO, OMD Worldwide
  —  Rich Eigendorff, COO, MTV Corporation
  —  Mike Kelly, President & CEO, The Weather Channel
  —  Chris Moloney CMO, Experian Consumer Direct
  —  Erin Nelson, SVP & CMO, Dell
  —  Rob Norman, CEO, GroupM North America
  —  John Seifert, North American Chairman, Ogilvy & Mather Worldwide
  —  Mollie Spilman, SVP, Global B2B Marketing, Yahoo!
  —  Tony Vinciquerra, President & CEO, Fox Networks
  —  David Zaslav, President & CEO, Discovery Communications