David Morris Elected Chairman of IAB Board of Directors

David Morris Elected Chairman of IAB Board of DirectorsThis week, the Interactive Advertising Bureau (IAB) Board of Directors elected David Morris, Chief Revenue Officer at CBS Interactive, as their new Chairman.

According to a provided statement, the election took place at the opening of the 2015 IAB Annual Leadership Meeting in Phoenix, Arizona.

Morris, who was Vice Chair in 2014, succeeds Vivek Shah, CEO of Ziff Davis, Inc., who served as the head of the board last year.

“Working closely with the IAB over the past year has reinforced my long held belief in the industry’s ability to come together to address concerns and identify new opportunities,” said Shah. “Marketer demand for interactive advertising has never been stronger with tens of billions being invested in digital. I am confident that David Morris has the deep knowledge and expertise to ensure that IAB and the industry at-large can build on that momentum, and foster even greater growth for digital’s tomorrow.”

Additionally, new elections to the board include:

  • Michael Barrett, CEO, Millennial Media
  • Paul Caine, Global Chief Revenue Officer, Bloomberg Media
  • Scott Howe, CEO and President, Acxiom
  • Meredith Kopit Levien, Executive Vice President of Advertising, The New York Times Company
  • Harold Morgenstern, Senior Vice President, Advertising Sales, Discovery Digital Media, Discovery Communications

“The IAB Board of Directors has always served as a bedrock of insight, intelligence and decisive leadership for the interactive marketing community,” said Randall Rothenberg, President and CEO of the IAB. “This year’s board includes industry pioneers from blue-chip media brands, C-level executives from digital native powerhouses, and trailblazers in the world of advertising technology. Their diverse perspectives are sure to be of incredible value to the IAB, and their collective efforts will be a boon to the entire ecosystem.”