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September 23, 2014

Advertising Council Taps Ex-Cable Executive as New President

The Advertising Council, the nonprofit organization that works with ad firms to craft public-service campaigns for charities and causes, has named marketing and media veteran Lisa Sherman its new president and CEO, reports The New York Times. Ms. Sherman will take office in November as the fifth leader in the council's 72 years, succeeding Peggy Conlon, who served for 15 years and announced her retirement in April.

Ms. Sherman was most recently executive vice president and general manager of cable channel Logo, a Viacom subsidiary. She previously held senior posts at the ad agency now known as Hill Holliday and telecommunications firm Bell Atlantic, now Verizon. She also founded the Women's Sports Network, a marketing company.