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IAB elects Nine New Board Members

The Internet Advertising Bureau (IAB) has elected nine new members to two-year terms on its board of directors.

The newly elected directors are:

  • David Adams--Eastern U.S. sales manager, Winstar Interactive
  • Susan Bratton--director, Interactive Advertising Group, @Home
  • Rich LeFurgy--president, LeFurgy.com
  • Lee Nadler--director, Global Marketing/Marketing Sherpa, DoubleClick
  • Chris Neimeth--vp/director sales, New York Times Electronic Media
  • Debbie Pinkston--vp Advertising Sales, Onsale
  • Scott Schiller--vp, Advertising/Sponsorship Sales, Buena Vista Internet Group
  • Greg Stuart--vp Marketing & Business Development--Cars.com
  • Kenny Wachtel--Sr vp Advertising Sales--Excite Inc.

They join the existing board of directors composed of:

  • Rick Boyce--Sr vp, Advertising & Commerce, Wired Digital
  • John Danner--president & CEO, NetGravity
  • Gina Garrubbo--executive vice president, Women.com
  • Richy Glassberg--Sr vp/general manager, Turner Interactive Global Sales
  • John Nardone--director media & research, Modem Media.Poppe Tyson
  • Greg Osberg--president, Sales & Marketing, CNET: The Computer Network
  • Jed Savage--vp, director of Sales, CBS Sportsline USA

"It is a testament to the work of the IAB that so many highly qualified people were interested in running for board seats," said IAB Chairman Rich LeFurgy. "We are fortunate in that we continue to attract those people who are committed to serving the membership and to moving the online advertising industry forward."

Founded in 1996, the IAB now has more than 300 active members. Its activities include evaluating and recommending standards and practices, fielding research to document the effectiveness of the online medium and educating the advertising industry about the use of online advertising.

Current membership includes companies that are actively engaged in the sales of Internet advertising, with associate membership including companies that support advertising,--interactive advertising agencies, measurement companies, research suppliers, technology suppliers, traffic companies and other organizations from related industries.