Board of Directors

Alan Chapell

President, Chapell and Associates; Vice-Chairman, NAI Board of Directors

Alan Chapell sits on the NAI board on behalf of AudienceScience. Chapell began his career at a boutique direct marketing agency in Stamford, Connecticut in the early 1990's. After several years at the agency, and after a long sabbatical in Mumbai, Chapell moved to New York City and to Jupiter Research, an Internet research firm focusing on the consumer Internet economy. During his 4-1/2 years at Jupiter, Chapell also attended Fordham University School of Law. 

Alan is the President of Chapell and Associates, a consulting firm that helps marketers build customer trust through responsible privacy practices. Chapell founded Chapell & Associates in October of 2003. Since then, his firm has helped over 100 media and technology companies craft their privacy and data strategies. He was appointed as privacy ombudsman by the U.S. Trustees Office in some of the largest bankruptcy cases in our nation’s history; including General Motors and Chrysler. In addition to his work on the Board of the Network Advertising Initiative, Chapell is Co-Chairman of the Mobile Marketing Association's (MMA) Privacy Committee, a member of the Digital Advertising Alliance (DAA) Advisory Board, a member of the World Wide Web Consortium (W3C), International Association of Privacy Professionals (IAPP) and a prolific writer and sought-after speaker on interactive marketing topics.

Andrew Pancer

Chief Operating Officer, Dstillery (formerly Media6Degrees)

Andrew joined Dstillery as COO in September 2008. He was Vice President of Digital Development at the New York Times, and COO and CFO of, where revenues exceeded $100M and profits tripled during his tenure. He has a BS in Business Administration from Washington University and an MBA from NYU.

Brooks Dobbs

Chief Privacy Officer, KBMGroup

Brooks Dobbs is Chief Privacy officer for KBMGroup, a global leader in knowledge based marketing solutions, where he is responsible for global privacy compliance across member companies.

Brooks has worked with the NAI since its inception and is a former Chairman. He has recently served as an invited expert to the W3C’s Do Not Track working group and is an author of the W3C’s P3P, Platform for Privacy Preferences, specification. Brooks is frequent speaker on privacy and technology issues, and has worked in the drafting of numerous industry self-regulatory initiatives including: online preference marketing, behavioral advertising, web beacons usage, commercial email standards and Adware standards.

Prior to joining KBMG, Brooks served as the Chief Privacy Officer of Phorm, Inc. and as the VP of Government Affairs and DataProtection for DoubleClick, Inc.

Charles Simon

Product Manager for Privacy, Oracle

Charles Simon, CIPP/US, is the Product Manager for Privacy within Oracle’s Marketing and Data Clouds. In this capacity, Charles works to implement Privacy by Design (PbD) and industry-leading data practices across marketing units spanning email, big data, social, and offline capabilities.

Prior to joining Oracle, Charles served as the NAI’s Senior Technology Analyst, evaluating new technologies while monitoring and enforcing technical compliance with the NAI Code of Conduct. He also coordinated with industry groups like the IAB and DAA to develop technology and privacy standards for the wide array of companies in the advertising technology ecosystem.

Charles graduated from Oberlin College with a BA in Philosophy and has been an IAPP Certified Information Privacy Professional since 2011.

David Wainberg

Vice President, Privacy & Policy Counsel, AppNexus

At AppNexus, David Wainberg drives the company’s response to an array of complex policy issues deeply intertwined with technology. Prior to joining AppNexus, David worked at the Network Advertising Initiative (NAI) where he spearheaded strategy on major policy issues affecting the online advertising industry. Committed to building a better, safer Internet throughout his career, David has consulted and offered counsel on matters related to technology, privacy, and information security law, including HIPAA, ECPA, and cyber self-defense and malware risk. In addition to being a lawyer, David has a BS in computer science and is a former web developer. And he is a Certified Information Privacy Professional.

Douglas Miller

Vice President and Global Privacy Leader, AOL; Chairman, NAI Board of Directors

Douglas Miller, CIPP, is Vice President and Global Privacy Leader at AOL Inc., overseeing a range of privacy operations including guidance, compliance, education, and planning.  Prior to becoming a full-time privacy professional in 1998, his AOL duties included child and teen protection, online conduct, content and advertising guidelines, anti-spam initiatives, and consumer safety and security.  Before joining AOL, he led government affairs for the Software Publishers Association.  From 2004-07, he taught courses in Internet Policy and Computer Ethics at Old Dominion University.  He has served on the Education Advisory Board of the International Association of Privacy Professionals, and currently serves on the Board of Directors of the Network Advertising Initiative.

Estelle Werth

Global Privacy Officer, Criteo

Estelle Werth is Global Privacy Officer at Criteo, a global leader in digital performance display advertising. Estelle manages risks and business impacts of privacy laws and regulation ensuring privacy protection of users.  Estelle implements and oversees privacy practices and policies at Criteo in an effort to sustainably empower users and build user trust on a framework that promotes transparency and user choice. 

Prior to joining Criteo, Estelle was an IT attorney at law at Ernst & Young law firm focusing on information technology, online services and data protection.

Jason Bier

Chief Privacy Officer, Conversant

Jason Bier is the Chief Privacy Officer at Conversant.  His responsibilities include management of external public policy matters as well as overseeing Conversant’s internal privacy best practices globally.  

Jason is the recipient of the 2013 Interactive Advertising Bureau’s Service Excellence Award and serves on the Board of Directors of the Network Advertising Initiative.  He is Conversant’s Liaison to the National Center for Missing and Exploited Children and Representative of the Federation for Internet Alerts, a non-profit organization with a mission of utilizing ad technology through the Internet to deliver time-critical emergency messaging to help save lives.

Jason graduated from Pace University Law School with a J.D. and Certificate in International Law through the University of London’s exchange program, and holds a B.S. in Marketing from Indiana University’s Kelley School of Business.  He is a member of the Illinois Bar and International Association of Privacy Professionals.

Matthew Haies

Senior Vice President & General Counsel, Xaxis; Secretary, NAI Board of Directors

Matthew Haies is Senior Vice President, General Counsel at Xaxis, where he oversees the company’s worldwide legal strategy.  He previously served as General Counsel and Vice President, Privacy Strategy at AppNexus, where he built the company’s legal team from scratch.  Prior to that, Matt founded and was CEO of a privacy-focused startup, and also served for five years in senior legal and privacy roles at Google and DoubleClick.  Matt was formerly a corporate attorney at Kramer Levin Naftalis & Frankel, and holds a B.A. from Duke University and a J.D. from New York University School of Law.

Michael Benedek

President and CEO, Datonics LLC

Michael Benedek is President and CEO of Datonics LLC, a leading online marketplace for consumer search, purchase-intent, and life-stage data.  Michael joined behavioral targeting pioneer AlmondNet Inc. in March 2000, serving as VP-Business Development and President of the Data division, before being appointed CEO of AlmondNet spin-off Datonics. Michael is a frequent speaker at industry events, both in the U.S. and internationally, and has over 20 years of business experience in the Internet, Financial Services (with Bank Hapoalim B.M. in Tel Aviv, Israel), and Healthcare (with Shahal Medical Services Ltd. In Tel Aviv, Israel) fields.  Michael holds a Master of Arts degree in International Affairs from the Norman Paterson School of International Affairs in Ottawa, Canada and a Bachelor of Arts degree from the University of Western Ontario in London, Canada.

Shane Wiley

Vice President of Privacy & Data Governance, Yahoo!; Treasurer, NAI Board of Directors

In making the world's daily habits inspiring and entertaining, Yahoo! understands user trust is key to success. Shane Wiley is a lead on the Privacy and Data Governance team at Yahoo! supporting over 1 billion users across 150 products, services, and platforms in over 50 markets in 29 languages operating across PCs, mobile devices, and cutting edge consumer electronics. With over 20 years of experience in software engineering, product management, and policy related responsibilities, Shane is a recognized leader in developing sound policy solutions to cutting edge technology challenges. Shane received his undergraduate education at Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University - B.S. Aerospace Engineering and is a Certified International Privacy Professional.

Ted Lazarus

Director, Legal, Google Inc.

Ted Lazarus, CIPP/US, is a Director of Google’s legal department, where he leads a team of attorneys responsible for Google’s advertising platforms products, including DoubleClick, the Google Ad Exchange and AdSense. Ted advises Google’s Product, Engineering and Sales teams on a wide array of privacy, product development and regulatory issues. He regularly represents Google in commercial transactions related to its advertising programs, including negotiating some of the company’s most significant display advertising agreements with global advertising agencies and Fortune 500 companies. Ted has managed several of Google’s largest, most complex post-acquisition integration efforts, including DoubleClick, AdMob and AdMeld.

Prior to joining Google, Ted served as Deputy General Counsel of DoubleClick. Prior to that, he was a litigation associate with Covington & Burling LLP. Ted served as a law clerk for U.S. District Judge Nicholas Garaufis (E.D.N.Y.). He holds a J.D. from Columbia Law School and a B.A., magna cum laude, from Amherst College.