Tim Armstrong Elected Chairman ,Ad Council

New York :The Advertising Council has announced that Tim Armstrong, Chairman and Chief Executive Officer, AOL, has been elected as Chairman of the Board of Directors of The Advertising Council.

Mr. 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.”

Tim Armstrong has been Chairman and CEO, AOL since April 2009. AOL is one of the largest global Internet brands with operations across North America, Europe, and Asia. AOL also owns a series of well-known brands such as MapQuest, Engadget, Moviefone, and Advertising.com. Tim Armstrong joined AOL from Google where he was President of The Americas Operations.

The Ad Council has an ongoing tradition of rotating Board Chairs between our founding sectors which include media companies, advertising agencies, and corporate advertisers. 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

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