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PTC Welcomes New Board Member Linsly Donnelly, CEO of The SmartFeed

By: Kelly Oliver

Release Date: 8/13/2018

LOS ANGELES (August 13, 2018) – The Board of Directors of the Parents Television Council has elected Linsly Donnelly of Mill Valley, Calif., to a three-year term as a new Member at Large.

"We are delighted to welcome Linsly to the PTC's leadership team. Her background is impressive, and her commitment to helping parents who are concerned about harmful media is inspiring. It is hard to imagine anyone more like-minded to the PTC's cause. I look forward to working together with Linsly and the entire PTC Board of Directors in service to parents and families,” said Don Noblitt, chairman of the PTC Board of Directors.

Ms. Donnelly is committed to ensuring safe, healthy media and technology use for families. She currently leads the Consumer Business for the leading Student Online Safety platform, securly://. As the CEO and co-founder of The SmartFeed, she built the largest family media database filtered and curated to make finding good, healthy media family media titles easy for parents. She previously served as Chief Marketing Officer at; and she was the co-founder and Chief Operating Officer of and IdeaForest. She also was a manager at Bain & Company, where she was recruited to open and build the Bain Los Angeles office. Ms. Donnelly holds an undergraduate degree from Washington and Lee University, and she earned her MBA at the University of Texas at Austin.

“When I first met Linsly, I was immediately impressed and humbled by her commitment to providing a healthier media environment for children. Her passion for the PTC’s mission, coupled with her extraordinary career experience – especially in the digital marketing sphere – will help the PTC become an even more effective resource for parents,” said PTC President Tim Winter.

Ms. Donnelly said, “I am honored to join the Parents Television Council's Board of Directors. Much of today’s mass media environment continues to create negative messaging and storylines that shape the mindsets of tomorrow's leaders - our children today. Fortunately, there are many wonderful organizations working to help parents navigate this increasing challenge. PTC’s heritage around taking a stand on what’s helpful or harmful in our family media programming is unique in empowering parents - and advertisers - to make choices more in line with their own priorities and family aspirations. I look forward to helping the team continue its mission and advocacy to ensure kids’ media and messaging is positive and healthy - for kids.”

The Parents Television Council® ( is a non-partisan education organization advocating responsible entertainment. It was founded in 1995 to ensure that children are not constantly assaulted by sex, violence and profanity on television and in other media.

This national grassroots organization has more than 1.4 million members, and works with television producers, broadcasters, networks and sponsors in an effort to stem the flow of harmful and negative messages targeted to children.

The PTC™ also works with elected and appointed government officials to enforce broadcast decency standards. Most importantly, the PTC produces critical research and publications documenting the dramatic increase in sex, violence and profanity in entertainment. This information is provided free of charge so parents can make informed viewing choices for their own families.

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To speak with a representative from the Parents Television Council, please contact Kelly Oliver at (703) 307-9404 or email at