by May 8, 2002, 12:00 AM
The Advertising Council announced yesterday that DAVID BELL, Vice Chairman, The Interpublic Group of Companies, Inc., has been elected as Chairman of The Advertising Council. Bell will serve in the position for one year. A board member since 1997, Bell has served as Vice Chairman of the Ad Council since June of 1999. As Chairman, he succeeds EDWARD T. REILLY, President and CEO, American Management Association. J. ANDREA ALSTRUP, Corporate Vice President, Advertising, Johnson & Johnson, will serve as Vice Chair, Advertiser this year and succeed Bell as Chair next May. Also formally elected to officer positions were the following: Vice Chair, Media: JANET ROBINSON, President & General Manager, The New York Times, SVP, Newspaper Operations, The New York Times Company; Vice Chair, Agency: JOHN J. DOONER, Chairman & CEO, The Interpublic Group of Companies, Inc.; Secretary: O. BURTCH DRAKE, President & CEO, American Association of Advertising Agencies, Inc.; Treasurer: JOHN J. SARSEN, JR., President & CEO, Association of National Advertisers.