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Curran Heads NAI

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May 1, 2009
Curran heads NAI

Charles Curran is the new executive director and general counsel of the Network Advertising Initiative (NAI). Curran joins the organization after a 12-year stint as AOL’s chief counsel for policy and regulatory matters. Before AOL he was a trial attorney for the U.S. Department of Justice. The NAI membership includes tech giants such as Google and Yahoo. Curran assumes the helm as the Federal Trade Commission takes an increasing interest in online advertising practices such as behavioral targeting.

"I'm excited to be joining the NAI at this incredibly dynamic time in the public policy discussion of online behavioral advertising," said Curran, who is based in Washington, DC.

NAI Board Chairman Robert Gratchner said Curran’s experience in government policy and online advertising suits the NAI well.