Phil Kent Named Chairman of the Ad Council

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Phil Kent, vice chair of The Ad Council, has been elected chairman.

Kent, who is chairman of Turner Broadcasting succeeds Judy Hu, global branding executive with GE. 

It is a one-year post.

In addition the Council, which serves as a public service matchmaker between worthy causes and advertising and media muscle, has elected a dozen new board members: Ernest Bromley, Chairman & CEO, Bromley Communications; Beth Comstock, president of NBC Universal Integrated Media; Howard Draft, Chairman, DraftFCB; Richard Edelman, president of Edelman Public Relations Worldwide; Jeff Herbert, SVP, Aflac; David Kenny, chairman, Digitas; Antonio Lucio, senior VP, PepsiCo; Judy McGrath, chief executive, MTV Networks U.S.; Scott Remy, senior VP, Nestlé USA; and Randall Rothenberg, president, Interactive Advertising Bureau.


Phil Kent

Turner's CEO keeps his networks thriving while looking toward the future—running digital platforms as well as on-air