Apr
04
2011

ARLINGTON, VAThe Foundation for Advancing Alcohol Responsibility, a national not-for-profit funded by distillers and dedicated to eliminating drunk driving and underage drinking, announced today that Carley Graham Garcia, a member of Google’s Global Industry Relations team, has joined its National Advisory Board. The National Advisory Board plays a vital role in assisting in the development and execution of The Foundation for Advancing Alcohol Responsibility’s mission by providing critical insights and valuable expertise to the Chairman, Susan Molinari, the staff and member companies.

As a member of Google's Global Industry Relations team, Mrs. Garcia manages day-to-day relationships with advertising industry groups, in order to maximize Google's participation and better align the company's business and policy objectives. In addition, she serves on Google New York’s Community Affairs team, which seeks to use technology to improve the community through partnerships with non-profit and educational institutions. In 2010, Mrs. Garcia received the Advertising Research Foundation's Great Mind Award for Member Ambassadorship for her work. She also received an award from Google's operating committee for her work contributing to the acquisition of AdMob, a mobile display company.

Prior to joining Google, Mrs. Garcia was a Director of Advertising Sales at National Journal Group in Washington, DC, and was focused on issue advocacy advertising. She has also held positions in the Integrated Advertising Sales Group at The Atlantic magazine and within the marketing department of The Advisory Board Company. Mrs. Garcia holds a BA from Georgetown University and an MBA from the Stern School of Business at New York University. She currently serves as Adjunct Instructor within the Digital Marketing program at NYU's School for Continuing and Professional Studies.

“Drunk driving and underage drinking are incredibly important issues that need to be addressed. The Foundation for Advancing Alcohol Responsibility has been an innovative leader in this fight. There are many creative ways to increase the reach of The Foundation for Advancing Alcohol Responsibility, and I am looking forward to providing insight into how The Foundation for Advancing Alcohol Responsibility can increase the size of its audience,” said Garcia.

“Carley understands the intricacies of the traditional and digital advertising world,” said Susan Molinari, Chairman of The Foundation for Advancing Alcohol Responsibility. “New media and traditional media are critically important to The Foundation for Advancing Alcohol Responsibility’s mission of reaching people about the dangers of drunk driving and underage drinking. With Carley’s knowledge of both, The Foundation for Advancing Alcohol Responsibility will be able to better position itself in markets across the country to get that message out. We look forward to her service on the National Advisory Board and the breadth of knowledge and expertise she will bring to the table,” said Molinari.

About The Foundation for Advancing Alcohol Responsibility

The Foundation for Advancing Alcohol Responsibility is a national not-for-profit organization dedicated to fighting drunk driving and underage drinking and is funded by the following distillers: Bacardi U.S.A., Inc.; Beam Global Spirits & Wine, Inc.; Brown-Forman; Constellation Brands, Inc.; DIAGEO; Hood River Distillers, Inc.; Pernod Ricard USA; and Sidney Frank Importing Co., Inc. Headquartered in Arlington, Virginia and chaired by Hon. Susan Molinari, The Foundation for Advancing Alcohol Responsibility is a leader in the fight to eliminate drunk driving and underage drinking and promotes responsible decision making regarding beverage alcohol. The Foundation for Advancing Alcohol Responsibility develops and implements innovative programs and public awareness campaigns and promotes action through strategic partnerships. Established in 1991, The Foundation for Advancing Alcohol Responsibility’s initiatives are highlighted on its website at www.responsibility.org.

Contact: 

Darron Moffatt, The Foundation for Advancing Alcohol Responsibility

MoffattD@responsibility.org, or (202) 637-0077