Gina Garrubbo, President/CEO of National Public Media, and RAIN Summit speaker, has been elected as Board Chair at the IAB. She has served as the IAB Board’s Vice Chair since August 2020 and as the Co-Chair of the IAB Audio Committee since 2017.
National Public Media is the sponsorship sales subsidiary of NPR. Garrubbo’s placement atop the Board puts an eminent audio executive in the top seat of the trade group which represents digital advertising across all media categories.
Having worked across different disciplines within media and marketing, I have been able to experience first-hand the vital role that IAB plays in driving the industry forward,” said Garrubbo. “There has never been a more important time to be part of IAB as the industry is going through a tremendous reset and reinvention. I look forward to working alongside IAB CEO David Cohen, the Board of Directors, and IAB members to help guide this industry forward and to continue to ensure that we create vibrant marketplaces that foster innovation and collaboration.”
“Gina is not only an industry veteran, she is also an IAB veteran having served board terms more than two decades ago. During her tenure with IAB she helped create some of the first guidelines for brands and publishers in the digital space, and today continues to drive advancements to move our industry forward,” said David Cohen, Chief Executive Officer, IAB.
Krishan Bhatia, President & Chief Business Officer of Global Advertising and Partnerships at NBCUniversal, who has been on the board since February 2019, was elected to serve as Vice Chair.