Ad Executive Chairs Gala

Kelly Fredrickson of MullenLowe has been pretty busy. The president of Boston’s winningest ad agency seems to keep landing new clients, and she is orchestrating a headquarters move from downtown to the Seaport.

Here’s one more responsibility for her: chairing the annual fund-raising gala for anti-poverty charity Action for Boston Community Development. The event takes place Friday at the Marriott Copley Place hotel and features actress/singer Audra McDonald as the main performer. At least 1,000 people are expected to attend; tickets are still available.

Former colleague Lee Phenner, who is now head of communications at ABCD, asked Fredrickson over the summer whether she would chair the event. (The two worked together at ad agency Hill Holliday.)