Jacki Kelley, CEO of Dentsu Americas, has been named Chair of the Ad Council's Board of Directors for a one-year term. She succeeds NBC Universal’s Linda Yaccarino.
Tara Walpert Levy, VP, Americas YouTube has been elected to Vice Chair of the Ad Council's Board of Directors alongside Verizon CMO Diego Scotti, current Vice Chair.
Kelley joined the Ad Council Board of Directors in 2017 and became a member of the Executive Committee in 2018. Prior to her appointment as Board Chair, Kelley served as Vice Chair.
Under Kelley's leadership, Dentsu Americas made a commitment develop a comprehensive blueprint for the Ad Council's COVID-19 Vaccine Education Initiative. The effort was serviced via the Dentsu health teaming platform, informing everything that went into the Ad Council's largest effort in its 80-year history.
She joined Dentsu in 2019 as President, Chief Client Officer, Dentsu US and was named Dentsu Americas CEO in January 2020.