Ad Club Names Board, Honorees, Grants Digital More Seats At The Table
Granting new media greater representation on its Board of Directors, The Advertising Club on Tuesday night named five new inductees for the 2010-2011 period, including Jerry Canning, industry director of financial services at Google, and Tim Castelli, VP of Eastern sales at AOL.
Other new board members include Marie Devlin, SVP of advertising, media and sponsorships at American Express; Audrey Siegel, president and director of client services at TargetCast TCM; and Marty St. George, SVP of marketing and commercial strategy at JetBlue Airways.
Further recognizing the rising prominence of new media, The Ad Club plans to give this year's Rising Star Award for outstanding support in program development and social and educational event planning for the Young Professional unit to Dina Gold, associate account planner at Facebook.
This year, The Ad Club's executive director, Gina Grillo, is stepping in as president for C. Thom Gruhler, while Gruhler assumes the position of chairman of the Club.
In addition, the nine executives receiving The Ad Club President's Award for exceptional contributions and consistent commitment to Club initiatives and programs include Laurel Rossi, president of Strategy Farm, and Rick Song, senior director of U.S. sales at Microsoft Advertising.