Council of American Ambassadors Membership
Edward N. Ney
1989 - 1992
Edward N. Ney was the US Ambassador to Canada from 1989-1992 and currently is the Chairman Emeritus of Young & Rubicam Advertising. Previously, Ambassador Ney served as Chairman, President and Chief Executive Officer of Young & Rubicam Inc., the world’s largest independent advertising communications company, for sixteen years.
Mr. Ney is a member of the Center for Strategic and International Studies Advisory Board (1986-present), the Council on Foreign Relations (1974-present), and Trustee of the Museum of Television and Radio (MTR) in New York City (1982-present). He was appointed by President Ford to the Board of Radio Free Europe/Radio Liberty in 1975 and then was appointed by President Reagan to serve on the RFE/RL successor Board, the BIB (Board of International Broadcasting) in 1983. Mr. Ney served as a Trustee (1976-1988) of the National Urban League. He became a member of the Executive Committee on The Grace Commission, President Reagan’s Private Sector Survey on Cost Control (1982-1986). He was Chairman of the Visiting Committee on Afro-American Studies at Harvard from 1977-1984, and became a member of the Advertising Hall of Fame in 1988.
He holds Honorary Degrees from: 1) Amherst College, 2) Georgetown University Business School, 3) Iona College, 4) St. Lawrence University. In addition, Mr. Ney is a Life Director of the Advertising Council and the 4A’s (American Association of Advertising Agencies). Mr. Ney was a Director of Barrick Gold (Toronto) and the Power Corporation (Montreal), Mattel Corporation (Los Angeles, CA) and is a Director of I.D.T.C. (Integrated Defense Technologies), Huntsville, AL. He is a Trustee (1994-present) of the James A. Baker III Institute for Public Policy at Rice University, Houston, TX. Also, he is a Trustee (1994-present) of the President George H. W. Bush Presidential Library at Texas A&M University, College Station, TX.