Executive and Senior Staff

Executive Staff

Peggy Conlon
President & Chief Executive Officer

Peggy Conlon joined The Advertising Council in June 1999. As President, Ms. Conlon serves as Chief Executive Officer of an organization that mobilizes yearly more than $1.5 billion of advertising time and space, the creative services of over 50 major advertising agencies and related... Read More

Jon Fish
Executive Vice President and Chief Financial Officer

As Chief Financial Officer for the Advertising Council, Jon Fish manages and directs the financial operations of the organization. Mr. Fish also maintains top level relationships with the Ad Council’s legal counsel, banking institutions, public accounting firm, investment partnerships,... Read More

Barbara Leshinsky
Executive Vice President, Development

As Executive Vice President of Development for The Advertising Council, Barbara Leshinsky oversees all organizational fundraising activities and leads board development and cultivation efforts.

With nearly 25 years of fundraising experience, Ms. Leshinsky has demonstrated expertise in... Read More

Priscilla Natkins
Executive Vice President, Director of Client Services

Priscilla Natkins, Executive Vice President, Director of Client Services, joined The Advertising Council in 1999 after seventeen years of account management at several New York advertising agencies, including DMB&B, JWT and Bates USA. Ms. Natkins worked on a broad range of packaged goods... Read More

Paula Veale
Executive Vice President, Corporate Communications

As Executive Vice President, Corporate Communications for the Ad Council, Paula Veale oversees all internal and external communications for the national non-profit, the largest producer of public service communications programs in the U.S. 

In her current role, Paula leads all... Read More

Beth Ellard
Executive Vice President, Media

As Executive Vice President of Media, Beth Ellard oversees the media function for The Ad Council, securing donated media support for the organization’s 50 national public service campaigns. To this end, Ms. Ellard is chiefly responsible for the Ad Council’s relationships with over 200... Read More

Senior Staff

Heidi Arthur
Senior Vice President, Group Campaign Director

In her current position as Senior Vice President for Campaigns, Ms. Arthur oversees the development of 25 public service communications programs, including the U.S. Army's High School Drop Out Prevention initiative, the Department of Health and Human Services' Healthy Lifestyles/Obesity... Read More

James Baumann
SVP, Media

James Baumann is the Senior Vice President of National Accounts & Media Marketing for The Ad Council. In this position he leads the media department’s efforts to secure, track and reward donated media commitments and partnerships; manage tactical engagement to grow multi-media... Read More

Tony Foleno
Senior Vice President, Research

Tony Foleno is Senior Vice President for Research. In this role, he leads an array of qualitative and quantitative research studies. Tony takes an active role advising the strategic development of a number of Ad Council campaigns. Tony also oversees campaign evaluation research, designed to... Read More

Regina Bradley
Senior Vice President, Director of Human Resources & Office Services

Regina Bradley is Senior Vice President, Director of Human Resources & Office Services at the Ad Council.  In her position, she provides leadership and consulting support to senior staff and managers on matters of policy development, goal setting, manpower, talent, compensation,... Read More

Anne Deo
Senior Vice President, Media Measurement & Analysis

Anne Deo is the Senior Vice President of Media Measurement & Analysis for The Advertising Council. In her role, Ms.Deo oversees the tracking, reporting and analysis of all media ad space donated to the organization and its public service advertising campaigns. In addition,she conducts... Read More

Michelle Hillman
Senior Vice President, Group Campaign Director

Michelle Hillman is a Senior Vice President, Group Campaign Director at the Ad Council in Washington DC. In her position, she works with federal government agencies or non-profit organizations and volunteer advertising agencies to guide the strategic and creative development of all... Read More

Kenneth M. Kroll
Senior Vice President, Controller

Kenneth M. Kroll is the Senior Vice President, Controller.  In his role he oversees and manages the Finance Department in its day to day operations.  Mr. Kroll is responsible for budgeting, financial reporting, production finance tracking along with tax and payroll oversight for... Read More

Danielle Linet
Senior Vice President, Creative Services and Distribution

Danielle Linet is the Senior Vice President, Creative Services and Distribution for The Advertising Council. In this position, Ms. Linet is responsible for overseeing all aspects of the Creative Services and Distribution department of the Ad Council and its more than 40 public service... Read More

Peter Demée
Senior Vice President, Technology

As the Head of Technology, Peter is tasked with using technology to support the business goals of the Ad Council, collaborate with business and functional leaders to streamline operations, reduce costs, and make it easier for Ad Council’s sponsors, agency and media partners to do business... Read More

Kate Emanuel
Senior Vice President, Nonprofit and Government Relations

Kate has 20 years of experience in the nonprofit and public sectors, with deep experience in strategic planning, legislative and policy analysis, and communications.

As Senior Vice President of Nonprofit and Government Relations for the Ad Council, Kate oversees strategic partnerships... Read More

Sara Weisenthal
Senior Vice President, Development

Sara Weisenthal is Senior Vice President of Development. In this role, she leads her team in managing a large docket of corporate donors. She also leads the Ad Council in the creation and execution of corporate partnerships. In addition, Sara assists in funding special projects and campaigns... Read More

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