The ADVERTISING Club of New York celebrates its 126th anniversary

NEW YORK, July 28 2022 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — The ADVERTISING Club of New York, the industry’s leading trade organization representing the advertising, media, marketing and ad tech industries, celebrates its 126th anniversary this month. The anniversary coincides with a new home for the Club, which will serve as the headquarters for their community of 6,000 members.

“The AD Club is thrilled to be working from the new clubhouse, designed to meet what we need most right now: community and connection,” said Gina Grillo, President and CEO, The Advertising Club of New York. “We look forward to welcoming our members to events in our new space that will showcase thought leadership, inspire creativity and professional development.”

The AD Club also recognized the recipients of the 2022 President’s Award, which is given to individuals who have demonstrated outstanding volunteerism and commitment to the Club. This year’s recipients include:

  • Scott Falzone, Managing Director, Telecom, Google
  • Daniel Gardner, Head of Analytics, Head of Social Intelligence US and North America, GSK
  • PJ Pereira, Co-Founder and Creative Chairman, Pereira O’Dell
  • Jeff Reilly, Executive Director, Strategy and Operations, Customer and Brand Solutions, The Walt Disney Company
  • Ericka Riggs, DEI Director, Omnicom Specialty Marketing Group
  • Brett Wein, U.S. Vertical Sales Manager, Snap Inc.

The Club also welcomes additions to the Board of Directors. The list of board members and trustees for the 2022-2023 term includes:


  • For the President: Rick Song, SVP, Group Head of Digital Sales, Nielsen
  • For the Senior Vice President: Devika Bulchandani, CEO, Global Advertising President, Ogilvy North America
  • For the Vice President: Sandra Sims-Williams, Chief Diversity Officer, Nielsen
  • For the Vice President: Sophie Kelly, SVP/NA Whiskeys Portfolio, Diageo
  • For the Treasurer: Marie Devlin, Partner, Brand Team Partners
  • For the Chairman Emeritus: Lee Nadler, Founder and Chairman, Sherpa Marketing

DIRECTORS: * Indicates new administrators

  • Chaucer Barnes, Marketing Director, UnitedMasters, Inc.*
  • Katrina Craigwell, Director, Brand Solutions Marketing, Meta
  • Jill Cress, Chief Marketing Officer, H&R Block
  • Tanner Elton, Head of US Advertising Sales, Amazon
  • Scott Falzone, Managing Director, Telecom, Google
  • Ron Fierman, Partner and President, Digital Pulp
  • Carl Fremont, President, Quigley Simpson
  • Elyssa Gray, Consultant/Coach, Strong Training & Coaching
  • Cheryl Guerin, Executive Vice President, Global Brand Strategy and Innovation, MasterCard
  • Jill Hamilton, Vice President of US Media, American Express
  • Michelle Holmes, Managing Partner, Global Account Manager, MediaCom
  • Soyoung Kang, Marketing Director, eos*
  • Terryn Lance, Senior Director of Media Strategy and Planning, Walmart
  • Ryan Laul, President, OMnet*
  • Kris Magel, VP of Agency and Publisher Solutions, Samba TV
  • Monique Nelson, CEO, Uniworld Group
  • Marla Newman, President of Digital Sales (Lifestyle), Dotdash Meredith*
  • Mari Kim Novak, CMO, Yieldmo
  • Cheryl Overton, CEO, Cheryl Overton Communications
  • Paolo Provinciali, Head of Paid Media Strategy and Operations, Anheuser-Busch InBev
  • Damien Reid, General Manager, Anomaly*
  • Laurel Rossi, CMO, Infillion & Co-Founder & President, Creative Spirit
  • Michael Sallette, Global Vice President of Media, Danone
  • Lisa Valentino, Executive Vice President, Client and Brand Solutions, Disney Advertising
  • Lauren Weiner, Managing Director/Partner, BCG*
  • Tony Wells, Senior Vice President, Chief Media Officer, Verizon
  • Young Pro President: Regina Guinto, Head of Product and Design, S’More

In addition to new talent joining the board, members retiring this year include Olivia Douglas (Goldman Sachs), Andrew Keller (Meta), Walter T. Geer III (VMLY&R), Lauren Newman (Skimlinks), Kristin Ogdon (Microsoft Advertising) and Elizabeth Windram (Uber).

Now in his second year as Chairman of the Board, Rick Song said, “I am honored to continue to work alongside Gina and a dynamic Board of Directors comprised of industry leaders, representing an organization that has proven its commitment to diversity, creative excellence and talent development within the Club. We are sincerely grateful to the dedicated members who demonstrate an unbridled passion to contribute, while exemplifying the spirit volunteerism, supporting key Club programs and initiatives.

About the ADVERTISING Club
The ADVERTISING Club of New York is a leading business organization serving the advertising, media and marketing industries in the media capital of the world. We provide access, thought leadership and programming that aims to educate, empower and celebrate our constituencies. The Club produces the International ANDY Awards to raise the bar for creativity and elevate the craft. The ADVERTISING Club Foundation is dedicated to building a stronger talent pool representative of our diverse community. The ADVERTISING Club of New York is a founding member of Creative Spirit US.

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