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.

Alexis Goltra

Chief Privacy Officer and Asst. General Counsel for Privacy & Security, Oracle

Alexis Goltra is Chief Privacy Officer and Asst. General Counsel for Privacy & Security at Oracle. In that capacity, Alexis manages Oracle’s global privacy and data protection compliance program, which includes advising all lines of business and internal organizations (including Cloud Services, Global Security, Information Technology, Marketing, Development and HR) on the application of global data protection laws to Oracle’s services and operations. Alexis is also responsible for maintaining global privacy and security policies, coordinating security incident and regulatory inquiry responses, performing privacy by design system and product reviews, creating contract templates with required global data protection terms, and negotiating privacy and security terms to be included in customer and vendor contracts. Before joining Oracle in 2001, Alexis was an associate at Palmer & Dodge LLP in Boston. Alexis is a graduate of Harvard College, the University of Virginia School of Law and Cambridge University.

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 About.com, where revenues exceeded $100M and profits tripled during his tenure. He currently serves on the Board of Directors for the Network Advertising Initiative (NAI). 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.

Dobbs 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.  Dobbs 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, Dobbs served as the Chief Privacy Officer of Phorm, Inc. and as the VP of Government Affairs and DataProtection for DoubleClick, Inc.

David Wainberg

Privacy & Policy Counsel, AppNexus

As Privacy & Policy Counsel at AppNexus, David 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 the company’s strategy on major policy issues affecting the online advertising industry, including the NAI’s engagement on Do Not Track (DNT). 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. He graduated magna cum laude from the University of Maine with a B.S. in Computer Science, has a J.D. from the University of Maine School of Law, and 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

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

Matthew Haies is 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 http://www.datonics.com, 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

As the premier digital media company, Yahoo! understands user trust is key to our success. Shane leads the privacy and data governance teams at Yahoo! supporting nearly 700 million users across 190 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. He received his undergraduate education at Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University - B.S. Aerospace Engineering and is a Certified International Privacy Professional.

Will DeVries

Policy Counsel, Google

Will DeVries is Privacy Counsel for Google, advising Google’s product teams on privacy legal issues worldwide. He previously worked for Google in Washington, DC as Policy Counsel on regulatory and legislative issues ranging from social networking to online advertising to government access to user data.

Will also taught Information Privacy Law and E-commerce Law at the George Washington University Law School from 2007 to 2010, and has lectured to students at Stanford Law School, U.C. Berkeley’s School of Information, and elsewhere. He speaks regularly on privacy issues, and irregularly on other topics -- from defamation to digital copyright and beyond. Prior to Google, Will worked in the Communications, Privacy and Information Law group at WilmerHale LLP.  Will is a graduate of Princeton University and the University of California, Berkeley School of Law.