Wednesday, November 8, 2006
IAB ELECTS 10 NEW MEMBERS TO THE BOARD OF DIRECTORS

NEW YORK, NY (November 8, 2006) – The Interactive Advertising Bureau (IAB) announced today that it has elected ten new members and re-elected six sitting members to its Board of Directors. The terms begin immediately and extend for three-years. Jim Spanfeller, President and CEO, Forbes.com, remains as Chairman of the IAB for 2007. The total number of Board Members is now 33.

The new members on the IAB Board of Directors for 2007 include:

  • Jeremy Allaire, Brightcove
  • Michael Barrett, Fox Interactive Media/ MySpace
  • John Battelle, Federated Media
  • Bob Carrigan, IDG Communications, Inc.
  • Randy Kilgore, Tremor Media
  • Leon Levitt, Cox Newspapers
  • Riley McDonough, WebMD Health
  • Dave Morgan, Tacoda
  • David Payne, CNN.com
  • Lance Podell, Seevast

"I am proud of the work that the IAB Board has achieved over the past year and look forward to working with the 2007 board members to continue to build on this momentum," said Jim Spanfeller, President and CEO, Forbes.com. "The IAB's work remains as critical as ever as the industry expands into both existing and emerging areas."

"The IAB Board plays a key role in helping to set the agenda for the Interactive industry and guide IAB programs and priorities," said Sheryl Draizen, SVP and General Manager, IAB. "We look forward to working with these executives and thank them for their valuable time and support."

The Nominations Committee nominates the board members who are then voted on by the IAB General Members.

IAB members re-elected to the Board of Directors for 2007 include:

  • Mitch Golub, cars.com
  • David Hills, LookSmart
  • Caroline Little, Washington Post Newsweek Interactive
  • Wenda Harris Millard, Yahoo!
  • Martin Nisenholtz, New York Times Company
  • Jim Spanfeller, Forbes.com (Chairman)
  • The Current IAB Board Members include:
  • Tim Armstrong, Google
  • Niel Ashe, CNET Networks
  • Eric Chandler, Verizon Superpages.com
  • Sarah Chubb, CondNet
  • Joe Fiveash, Weather Channel Interactive
  • Mike Hard, Microsoft Digital Advertising Solutions
  • Kathy Kayse, AOL Networks
  • Rich LeFurgy, Archer Advisers (Founding Chairman)
  • Dave Madden, WildTangent
  • Scot McLernon, CBS Digital Media
  • Dave Moore, 24/7 Real Media
  • Peter Naylor, NBC Universal
  • Javier Saralegui, Univision Online
  • Warren Schlichting, Comcast
  • Steve Wadsworth, Walt Disney Internet Group
  • Jeff Webber, USA Today
  • Dave Yovanno, ValueClick

About IAB:
Founded in 1996, the Interactive Advertising Bureau (IAB) represents over 300 leading interactive companies that are actively engaged in, and support the sale of interactive advertising. IAB members are responsible for selling over 86% of online advertising in the United States. On behalf of its members, the IAB evaluates and recommends standards and practices, fields interactive effectiveness research and educates the advertising industry regarding the use of interactive advertising. For more information, please visit www.iab.net.

For further information please contact:

Interactive Advertising Bureau
Marla Nitke
Director, Marketing Communications
212.380.4714
[email protected]