NEW YORK, Dec. 15, 2016 /PRNewswire/ -- Lisa Sherman, Ad Council President & CEO, was named to the 2016 Responsible 100 List by City & State. This honor is given to New York's most outstanding corporate citizens in recognition of personal and professional philanthropic contributions. The award was announced today at the City and State annual luncheon at Hebrew Union College in New York City.
As President and CEO of the Ad Council, Lisa leads more than 40 impactful and innovative public service campaigns including Smokey Bear, 'A Mind is a Terrible Thing to Waste' and the recent viral phenomenon 'Love Has No Labels.' In this position, Lisa leverages her extensive experience in leading national communications programs with her strong passion for social causes. She works with the advertising, media and corporate sectors to develop cross-platform content that saves and improves lives.
Lisa Sherman has been championing social causes and social impact throughout her career. Previously with Viacom, Lisa launched LogoTV, the leading entertainment networked aimed at the LBGT community. She has also served as EVP at Hill, Holliday Connors, Cosmopulos, and held a number of executive and senior level marketing, advertising and operating positions at Verizon Communications. Lisa currently serves as the Vice Chair of the Board of God's Love We Deliver and on the Advisory Board of TMI, the consulting arm of DoSomething.org.
The City & State luncheon, featuring keynote speaker NYC Comptroller Scott Stringer, included the release of a special commemorative publication featuring profiles of each honoree.
"We are thrilled to shine a spotlight on these 100 winners who all set a clear example for their peers by promoting corporate social responsibility and authenticity in every area of their enterprises," City & State President Tom Allon said. "We're pleased that we can play a role in acknowledging the accomplishments and contributions of New York's most responsible leaders."
The Responsible 100 award has honored the achievements of many of New York's most prominent individuals including Larry Silverstein, Bill Rudin, Kathryn Wylde, Merryl Tisch, Judith Rodin, Beth Comstock and Tim Armstrong.
Additional 2016 honorees include Betsy Gotbaum, Founder & Lobbyist; Betsy Gotbaum Associates, LLC; Harry Kargman, CEO, Founder, Kargo; Karen Keogh, Head of Global Philanthropy, JPMorgan Chase; Eric Ripert, Chef, Le Bernardin; Jane Rosenthal, Executive Chairwoman, Tribeca Enterprises; Ken Sunshine, Co-CEO and Founder, Sunshine Sachs Consultants; Linda Yaccarino, Chairman, Advertising Sales and Client Partnerships, NBCUniversal; and Shelley Zallis, CEO and Founder, Ipsos OTX and The Ipsos Girls' Lounge.
You can view the list of 2016 Responsible 100 honorees here.
About the Ad Council
The Ad Council is a private, nonprofit organization with a rich history of marshaling volunteer talent from the advertising and media industries to deliver critical messages to the American public. Having produced thousands of PSA campaigns addressing the most pressing social issues of the day, the Ad Council has effected, and continues to effect, tremendous positive change by raising awareness, inspiring action and saving lives. To learn more about the Ad Council and its campaigns, visit www.adcouncil.org, like us on Facebook, follow us on Twitter or view our PSAs on YouTube.
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