The Interactive Advertising Bureau has appointed David Cohen, its current president, chief executive officer, effective Sept. 15. He succeeds Randall Rothenberg, who became CEO of IAB in January 2007. Rothenberg will remain at IAB as executive chair through 2022. In addition to serving as CEO of IAB, Cohen will head IAB Tech Lab, the organization’s separate, affiliated, global trade association devoted to the development of industry technical standards. “In less than a year as president of IAB, David Cohen has vastly increased the size of our media marketplaces, brought an unprecedented number of industry captains into our leadership councils, transformed the timeliness of our strategic initiatives, and injected new enthusiasm into our already energetic leadership team,” Rothenberg said.
Brunswick Group has promoted Laura Buchanan, a partner in its London office, to chief client officer. Buchanan, who began her career as a journalist at the BBC, has been with Brunswick for 17 years. The agency has also named Courtney Chang Dorman, a partner in San Francisco, chief business officer. Dorman joined Brunswick in April 2019 from the law firm Wilson Sonsini Goodrich & Rosati, where she was global chief operating officer. Both Buchanan and Dorman have also been named to Brunswick’s Group Committee, along with global head of inclusion and diversity Nicole Reboe and Chicago office head Jayne Rosefield.
AH&M, which specializes in industrial and technology markets, has named Amy Godfrey chief executive officer, effective immediately. Godfrey has been with AH&M since 2000, most recently serving as managing director. In her new position, she is responsible for developing the strategies and policies required to ensure that the agency meets its financial, performance and growth goals, and for overseeing its overall strategic direction. AH&M co-founder Jim Allison, who has served as the company’s president and CEO since its inception in 1988, has assumed the position of chair. “AH&M’s strong global reputation as a leading industrial and technology communications firm is due in large part to Amy’s contributions over the past 20 years,” said Allison.