The Ad Club of New England announces that Kathy Kiely, President of the Ad Club, is stepping down from the role after 18 years at the helm. 

Andrew Graff, Ad Club’s Co-Chairman of the Board of Directors and CEO of A&G says “Kathy’s shoes are big ones to fill. Kathy transformed the Ad Club. She brought energy and creativity to the role. Thanks to her leadership, the events and programs expanded the Membership and modernized the Ad Club. She has been a force and we are so grateful for all she has done”.

Stepping into the role as Interim President is Barb Reilly.  Reilly is a 30+ year veteran of the Boston marketing industry, having experience across the spectrum.  According to Barbara Goose, Ad Club’s Co-Chair of the Board of Directors, and CMO of Rocket Software, the choice was smart and easy.  “When discussing possible candidates, several people surfaced the exact same name – Barb Reilly.  Barb has a history with the Ad Club serving as a Chair of the Ad Club in the mid to late 2000’s.  Her first job was at WCOZ-FM in Boston, then she spent 26 years in the agency world, most notably as Managing Partner at Arnold Worldwide. Since leaving Arnold, Barb has been a CMO for several well-known brands such as Kaplan University, PopCorners, Sweet Loren’s and Taza Chocolate. She is a terrific choice, and we’re thrilled for her to build on the Ad Club’s strong foundation”. 




The Ad Club is the trade association for the New England marketing & communications industry. Focused on networking, education, professional development, advocacy, and diversity, the Ad Club presents legacy events like the Hatch AwardsWomen’s Leadership ForumMedia Auction, and Equity Project.  The Ad Club’s membership represents the best-in-class advertising agencies, media companies, and brands in the New England region. 

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