Election results of the 2008-2009 American Association of Advertising Agencies Board of Directors and Board Officers were announced today at the 90th annual AAAA Leadership Conference, currently being held at The Ritz-Carlton Laguna Niguel, CA. The officers, directors-at-large and regional representatives make up a 28-member Board that represents agencies of varying sizes throughout the United States.
Tom Carroll, president and CEO, TBWA Worldwide, was elected to serve a two-year term as chairman of the AAAA Board of Directors following his one-year term as vice chairman. It is customary for the vice chairman to assume the role as chairman. A new vice chairman will be elected in 2009.
Anthony J. Hopp, chairman and CEO, Campbell-Ewald, and outgoing AAAA chairman, assumes the role of immediate past chair.
Sharon Napier, president and CEO, Partners + Napier, continues to serve her two-year term as the Association Board of Directors’ secretary-treasurer for 2007–2009. Ms. Napier previously served a two-year term as secretary-treasurer of the AAAA Board of Directors, beginning in 2005.
Directors-at-large on the AAAA Board who will continue to serve three-year terms through 2009 are:
- Carla Hendra, chairman, Ogilvy New York
- Francis J. Kelly III, president and CEO, Arnold US
- Peter G. Krivkovich, president and CEO, Cramer-Krasselt
- Chuck Porter, chairman, Crispin Porter + Bogusky, LLC
Directors-at-large on the AAAA Board who will serve three-year terms through 2010 are:
- Susan Gianinno, chairman and CEO, Publicis USA
- Renetta McCann, CEO, Starcom MediaVest Group
- Eric Mower, chairman and CEO, Eric Mower & Associates
- Rosemarie Ryan, president, JWT New York
Directors-at-large on the AAAA Board who will serve three-year terms through 2011 are:
- Mary Baglivo, CEO, Saatchi & Saatchi NY
- Matt Freeman, CEO, Worldwide, Tribal DDB Worldwide
- Linda Sawyer, CEO, Deutsch
- David Verklin, CEO, Aegis Media America
AAAA Regional Directors
Eastern Region Directors
- F. Stone Roberts, president and CEO, Roberts and Tarlow
- Jonathan Bond, co-founder, kirshenbaum bond and partners
- Joseph Grimaldi, president and CEO, Mullen
Central Region Directors
- McGhee Williams Osse, co-CEO, Burrell Communications Group
- Brian Brooker, CEO and Chief Creative Officer, Barkley
- Kathy Selker, CEO, Northlich
Southern Region Directors
- Andy Fletcher, president and CEO, Fletcher Martin
- Brad W. Brinegar, chairman and CEO, McKinney
- Eugene M. Faison Jr., chairman and CEO, Equals Three Communications, Inc.
Western Region Directors
- Ian McGregor, executive vice president and general manager, McCann Erickson LA
- Greg Stern, CEO, Butler, Shine, Stern & Partners
- Cathey Finlon, chairman and CEO, McClain Finlon Advertising
Immediate Past Chairman
- Anthony J. Hopp, chairman & CEO, Campbell-Ewald