- Laura Desmond, CEO of Starcom MediaVest Group, is the Advertising Council's new board chairman.
- Since 2012, Desmond as served as the vice chair for the Ad Council. Weather Company CEO David Kenny will replace her in that role.
- Among other accomplishments, Desmond is credited with increasing the Ad Council's pro bono work with media agencies.
Desmond has certainly made her mark both in her personal career at Starcom and as part of the Ad Council. It's clear from other council members' praise that Desmond is a perfect fit for board chairman. Hopefully, the pro bono work and other accomplishments can continue to increase under her direction.