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Jim Norton of Condé Nast Elected Chairman of the IAB Board of Directors

Scott Schiller of NBCUniversal to Serve as Vice Chair

Digital Leaders from Neustar, SheKnows & Snap Inc. Join Prestigious IAB Board

HOLLYWOOD, FL (January 29, 2017)IAB (Interactive Advertising Bureau) has elected Jim Norton, Chief Business Officer and President of Revenue at Condé Nast, as Chairman of the IAB Board of Directors today. Scott Schiller, Executive Vice President, General Manager, Marketing, Advertising Sales & Client Partnerships at NBCUniversal, has been elected to the position of Vice Chairman, held previously by Norton. The two publishing leaders will guide the IAB agenda in 2017.

“I am proud of the significant progress the IAB Board of Directors has made during my term as chair to galvanize IAB’s position at the center of the digital media and marketing conversation,” said Lauren Wiener, outgoing IAB Board Chair. “Jim’s deep understanding of advertising technology’s complexities will provide invaluable leadership in the year ahead. I am excited to continue serving on the board with him and look forward to our continued collaboration.”

“I look forward to leading the IAB Board of Directors as we tackle delivering consumers a superlative user experience, supporting quality content, fighting fraud, optimizing data, adopting and enforcing technical standards, and more,” said Norton. “We will explore growing opportunities for content creators in mobile, video, and emerging formats and develop new avenues for IAB to advance the digital economy.”

The newly elected members of the IAB Board of Directors are:

  • Jeff Lucas, Vice President and Head of Global Sales, Snap Inc.
  • Steven Wolfe Pereira, Chief Marketing and Communications Officer, Neustar
  • Samantha Skey, President and Chief Revenue Officer, SheKnows

“The intellect and insightful leadership of the IAB Board of Directors is critical to the growth and health of the entire internet economy, from publishers to platforms and mobile to video,” said Randall Rothenberg, President and CEO, IAB. “I’m pleased to have Jim Norton as the new Chairman of the Board, an innovative leader from one of the most vibrant premium publishers in the media landscape.”

The re-elected and continuing members of the IAB Board of Directors are:

  • Joe Apprendi, Founder and CEO, Collective
  • Lee Brown, Chief Revenue Officer, BuzzFeed*
  • Seth Dallaire, Vice President, Global Advertising Sales, Amazon Media Group
  • Rick Erwin, President and General Manager, Audience Solutions, Acxiom
  • Eric Franchi, Co-Founder, Undertone
  • John Frelinghuysen, Executive Vice President for Digital Media, Strategy and Business Development, Disney/ABC Television Group
  • Keith Grossman, Global Chief Revenue Officer, Bloomberg, LP*
  • Chris Guenther, Senior Vice President and Global Head of Programmatic, NewsCorp*
  • Jed Hartman, Chief Revenue Officer, The Washington Post*
  • Mark Howard, Chief Revenue Officer, Forbes Media
  • Allie Kline, Chief Marketing Officer, AOL*
  • Seth Ladetsky, Senior Vice President, Sales, Turner Sports
  • Warren Lapa, Group Vice President, Digital Products, Spectrum Reach*
  • Meredith Kopit Levien, Executive Vice President and Chief Revenue Officer, The New York Times CompanyJean-Philippe Maheu, Vice President, Twitter Client Solutions, Americas
  • Kirk McDonald, President, PubMatic
  • David J. Moore, Chairman of Xaxis and President of WPP Digital (IAB Executive Committee – Ex-officio)
  • David Morris, Chief Revenue Officer, CBS Interactive (IAB Executive Committee)
  • Jim Norton, Chief Business Officer and President of Revenue, Condé Nast (IAB Executive Committee)
  • Marian Pittman, Executive Vice President of Digital Strategy and Research, Cox Media Group
  • Penry Price, Vice President of Global Sales, Marketing Solutions, LinkedIn
  • Sridhar Ramaswamy, Senior Vice President of Ads and Commerce, Google*
  • Randall Rothenberg, President and CEO, IAB (IAB Executive Committee)
  • Michael Rubenstein, President, AppNexus
  • Scott Schiller, Executive Vice President, General Manager, Marketing, Advertising Sales & Client Partnerships, NBCUniversal (IAB Executive Committee)
  • Vivek Shah, CEO, Ziff Davis, LLC (IAB Executive Committee)
  • Brad Smallwood, Vice President, Marketing Science, Facebook, Inc.
  • Jeremy Steinberg, Global Head of Sales, The Weather Company*
  • John Trimble, Chief Revenue Officer, Pandora
  • Lisa Utzschneider, Chief Revenue Officer, Yahoo
  • Rik van der Kooi, Corporate Vice President, Microsoft Advertising (IAB Executive Committee)
  • Jacob Weisberg, Chairman and Editor-in-Chief, The Slate Group
  • Rick Welday, President, AT&T AdWorks
  • Lauren Wiener, President, Buyer Platforms, Tremor Video (IAB Executive Committee)
  • Troy Young, President, Hearst Magazines Digital Media
  • Joe Zawadzki, Chairman and CEO, MediaMath

Ex-officio members include:

  • Stu Ingis, Chair-Elect, Venable LLP
  • Rich LeFurgy, General Partner, Archer Advisors
  • John Toohey, Group Vice President of Finance, Spectrum Reach

The new board slate was released at the 2017 IAB Annual Leadership Meeting at the Diplomat Beach Resort in Hollywood, Florida. For more information about the IAB Board of Directors, please visit iab.com/boardofdirectors.

*(Mid-term replacement)

About IAB
The Interactive Advertising Bureau (IAB) empowers the media and marketing industries to thrive in the digital economy. It is comprised of more than 650 leading media and technology companies that are responsible for selling, delivering, and optimizing digital advertising or marketing campaigns. Together, they account for 86 percent of online advertising in the United States. Working with its member companies, the IAB develops technical standards and best practices and fields critical research on interactive advertising, while also educating brands, agencies, and the wider business community on the importance of digital marketing. The organization is committed to professional development and elevating the knowledge, skills, expertise, and diversity of the workforce across the industry. Through the work of its public policy office in Washington, D.C., the IAB advocates for its members and promotes the value of the interactive advertising industry to legislators and policymakers. Founded in 1996, the IAB is headquartered in New York City and has a West Coast office in San Francisco.

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