Executive 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

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