BBB National Programs Board of Directors Elects Three New Members

For Immediate Release 
Contact: Abby Hills, Director of Communications, BBB National Programs 

703.247.9330 / press@bbbnp.org

McLean, VA – December 14, 2020 – The Board of Directors of BBB National Programs, an independent non-profit organization that operates more than a dozen self-regulation programs, today announced that it has elected three new members for the 2020-2023 term. The three new Board members are:

  • Jocelyn Hunter, Vice President and Deputy General Counsel, Home Depot;
  • Joel Katz, Chief Ethics and Compliance Officer, Booz Allen Hamilton; and
  • Barbara Wall, Former Chief Legal Officer, Interim Chief Operating Officer and current Board Member, Gannett Co., Inc.


BBB National Programs’ Board of Directors has also re-elected Brent Sanders, Associate General Counsel, Microsoft, and Elaine Kolish, Principal, Elaine Kolish Consulting LLC, for the same three-year term. In addition, the organization announced that Ken Patel,
Chief Ethics & Compliance Officer and Chief Patent Counsel, The Procter & Gamble Company, and Mary Sophos, former EVP for Policy and Strategic Planning, Grocery Manufacturers Association, will continue in their roles of Board Chair and Board Vice Chair, respectively.  

“We are pleased to welcome Jocelyn, Joel, and Barbara to the BBB National Programs Board of Directors at an exciting time, as next year we will celebrate 50 years of U.S. industry self-regulation,” said ex-officio board member Eric D. Reicin, President and CEO, BBB National Programs. “Their collective knowledge and experience will help guide our work to foster a more accountable, trustworthy marketplace.”

The BBB National Programs Board of Directors members support and inform the development of new systems of industry self-regulation, helping industries moderate conduct to improve marketplace behavior for the ultimate benefit of consumers. 

Following is a full list of members of the BBB National Programs Board of Directors:

  • Ken Patel (Board Chair), Chief Ethics & Compliance Officer and Chief Patent Counsel, The Procter & Gamble Company
  • Mary Sophos (Board Vice Chair), Former EVP for Policy & Strategic Planning, Grocery Manufacturers Association
  • David Grimaldi, EVP Public Policy, Interactive Advertising Bureau
  • Luis Xavier Hernandez, Global VP & General Counsel-Data, Privacy & Digital, Unilever
  • David Hubbard, Vice President & Deputy General Counsel, Verizon
  • Jocelyn Hunter, Vice President and Deputy General Counsel, Home Depot
  • Marla Kaplowitz, President and CEO, 4As
  • Joel Katz, Chief Ethics and Compliance Officer, Booz Allen Hamilton
  • Elaine Kolish, Former VP & Director, Children’s Food and Beverage Advertising Initiative, and Principal, Elaine Kolish Consulting LLC
  • Bob Liodice, CEO, Association of National Advertisers
  • Carla Michelotti, Former EVP and Chief Legal, Government and Corporate Affairs Officer, Leo Burnett Worldwide, and President, Carla Michelotti LLC
  • Maureen Ohlhausen, Partner, Baker Botts; Former Acting FTC Chair and FTC Commissioner
  • Michele Totonis, Director Legal Affairs, LEGO
  • Brent Sanders, Associate General Counsel, Microsoft
  • Barbara Wall, Former Chief Legal Officer, Interim Chief Operating Officer and current Board Member, Gannett Co., Inc.
  • Eric D. Reicin (ex officio), President and CEO, BBB National Programs

For more information, visit our website

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About BBB National Programs: BBB National Programs is where businesses turn to enhance consumer trust and consumers are heard. The non-profit organization creates a fairer playing field for businesses and a better experience for consumers through the development and delivery of effective third-party accountability and dispute resolution programs. Embracing its role as an independent organization since the restructuring of the Council of Better Business Bureaus in June 2019, BBB National Programs today oversees more than a dozen leading national industry self-regulation programs, and continues to evolve its work and grow its impact by providing business guidance and fostering best practices in arenas such as advertising, child-directed marketing, and privacy. To learn more, visit bbbprograms.org.

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