Marc Groman, CIPP/US
President & Chief Executive Officer
Network Advertising Initiative
Marc Groman joined the NAI in December 2011 as its President and CEO. Groman brings over a decade of experience with consumer privacy, technology and online marketing to this position. As executive director, he leads NAI’s efforts to develop and maintain high standards and best practices for online behavioral advertising.
Prior to joining the NAI, Groman served as the Federal Trade Commission’s first chief privacy officer, where he built an award-winning privacy program from the ground up. In 2009 and 2010, he served as counsel on the Energy and Commerce Committee in the U.S. House of Representatives. While on the committee, Groman drafted a significant consumer privacy bill and shepherded data security and breach notification bills through passage on the floor of the House.
Groman’s decade-long FTC career also included positions as counsel to the director of the Bureau of Consumer Protection and staff attorney in the Division of Marketing Practices. As a staff attorney, Groman litigated a number of high-profile FTC enforcement actions and was recognized for his efforts to develop the FTC’s Internet fraud program. In the private sector, he was an associate with Peabody and Arnold LLP in Boston, MA.
Groman has a BA, magna cum laude, in international relations from Tufts University and a JD, cum laude, from Harvard Law School. He is a Certified Information Privacy Professional and is a member of the board of directors of the Digital Advertising Alliance.