IAB Appoints Patrick Dolan as President and Anna Bager Executive VP of Industry Initiatives

The Interactive Advertising Bureau (IAB) reported that Patrick Dolan, the trade group's Executive Vice President and COO, has been promoted to President of the digital media and marketing organization.

According to a media release, Dolan, who joined IAB in 2007 as Chief Financial Officer, will now oversee all P&L for IAB, while providing strategic guidance for the entire organization. He will continue to directly supervise the Finance and Operations, and Learning and Certification teams. In addition, he will take on direct oversight of the Investment and Relations, Marketing, and Events Operations teams.

IAB also announced that Anna Bager has been named Executive Vice President of Industry Initiatives. She joined the trade group in 2011 to establish and lead the IAB Mobile Marketing Center of Excellence and then subsequently launched and led the IAB Video Center of Excellence, serving as Senior Vice President and General Manager of both.

Dolan and Bager will report directly to IAB CEO Randall Rothenberg, who said: "For over a decade, Patrick has been responsible for much of our organizational stability, proving himself to be an invaluable resource for the IAB leadership team, the Board of Directors, and our members. With this new position, his invaluable expertise and long history with IAB will be leveraged in full force. Likewise, Anna has a longstanding track record of guiding IAB and its members through dynamic shifts in the industry. She is already recognized as an authority in mobile and videoand the entire ecosystem will surely benefit from her taking on this broader executive role."

In tandem with these changes, IAB named Susan Borst Vice President, with a mandate to further the organization's initiatives in native advertising and content marketing, which she largely built after joining the digital industry group in 2012. Prior to IAB, Borst worked at leading advertising agencies, including Hill Holliday and Grey Worldwide.

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    Tea Forté Introduces ‘Matcha’ Collection

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