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The NAI Board: 14 Privacy and Digital Advertising Sector All-Stars

The 2015 NAI Board of Directors recently met in New York to discuss policy priorities for the upcoming year.  We thought it was timely to take a closer look at these privacy and digital advertising sector experts who represent a diverse cross-section of NAI’s 100 plus member companies.

These leaders have excellent reputations and a long track record of accomplishments in the privacy and advertising sectors.  The Board provides guidance and works closely with NAI President Leigh Freund and the NAI staff.

Here is a quick overview of their experience.  Additional information on the NAI Board can be found on the NAI website.  

Starting with the NAI Executive Committee, whose members were recently re-appointed for another term by the NAI Board: Doug Miller is Vice President and Global Privacy Leader at AOL and also leads the NAI Board as its Chairman. At AOL, Doug oversees a range of privacy operations including guidance, compliance, education, and planning. He became a full-time privacy professional in 1998. Alan Chapell, Vice Chairman of the NAI Board, helps marketers build customer trust through responsible privacy practices as President of Chapell & Associates and has helped over 100 media and technology companies craft their privacy and data strategies. NAI Board Treasurer Shane Wiley 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.  Matt Haies, NAI Board Secretary, is Senior Vice President, General Counsel at Xaxis, where he oversees the company’s worldwide legal strategy.  He previously was General Counsel and Vice President, Privacy Strategy at AppNexus, co-founded and led a privacy-focused startup venture, and served in senior legal and privacy roles at Google and DoubleClick.

Other members of the Board include:

Jason Bier is the Chief Privacy Officer at Conversant where he manages external public policy matters as well as oversees the company’s internal privacy best practices globally. Jason plays a leadership role with the Federation for Internet Alerts, an organization that leverages emerging technologies to provide life-saving alerts online for tornado warnings and missing children. Brooks Dobbs is Chief Privacy Officer at KBMGroup where he is responsible for global privacy compliance across member companies. Brooks was “present at the creation” -- his experience goes back to Double Click and he has worked with NAI since our organization’s inception.  David Fall serves as General Manager and SVP of Operations at Tapad, Inc. where he oversees execution of corporate strategy, including ownership of privacy initiatives, business retention and growth, go-to-market activities and day-to-day operations.  He previously  held senior roles at DoubleClick (including oversight of their Paid Search products), before and after their acquisition by Google. 

Ted Lazarus is a Director of the legal department at Google, where he leads a team of attorneys responsible for Google’s advertising platforms products, including DoubleClick, the Google Ad Exchange and AdSense. He advises Google’s Product, Engineering and Sales teams on a wide array of privacy, product development and regulatory issues.  Ari Levenfeld is Senior Director of Privacy and Inventory Quality at Rocket Fuel, Inc. where he advances sustainable consumer friendly standards for digital advertising and brand safety. Before becoming a director at Rocket Fuel, Ari was a manager at Yahoo! overseeing teams responsible for creating, optimizing search marketing campaigns for small and medium size business clients.  Alice Lincoln is Director of Product Management & Data Governance at MediaMath, where she is responsible for advising all internal teams on the development of products and business partnerships in compliance with global data protection laws and industry self-regulation.

Andrew Pancer is COO at Dstillery where he leads the company’s platform, digital intelligence, technical services and finance arms.  He previously served as Vice President of Digital Development at the New York Times, and COO and CFO of About.com. Charles Simon is the Product Manager for Privacy within the Marketing and Data Clouds at Oracle where he works to implement Privacy by Design (PbD) and industry-leading data practices across marketing units spanning email, big data, social, and offline capabilities.

David Wainberg drives his company’s response to an array of complex policy issues deeply intertwined with technology as Privacy & Policy Counsel at AppNexus.  Estelle Werth is based in Paris, France and brings a European perspective. She is Global Privacy Officer at Criteo, a global leader in digital performance display advertising, where she manages risks and business impacts of privacy laws and regulation ensuring privacy protection of users. 

These top industry leaders have demonstrated a commitment by word and deed to the NAI mission — develop and enforce high standards for the collection and use of information for digital advertising. Within their companies, each person serves as a strong advocate for privacy best practices that promote consumer trust and brand reputations 

NAI Board members play a critical role in ensuring that our organization continues to be the industry leader in its commitment to responsible data collection and use for digital advertising. They deserve recognition for their commitment and dedication to our industry.