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’s 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 Wine.com; and she was the co-founder and Chief Operating Officer of Joann.com 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.”