Linda Thomas Brooks
Linda Thomas Brooks

Public Relations Society of American today named Linda Thomas Brooks CEO, succeeding CFO Phil Bonaventura, interim chief since July 2019.

Thomas Brooks helmed The Association of Magazine Media, served as president of The Martin Agency’s ingenuity media unit and did an 11-year stint as executive VP/managing director of GM Mediaworks.

Most recently, she was interim managing director of media and publishing divisions of SIAA (Software and Information Industry Assn.).

Michelle Olson, PRSA chair, said her group conducted a “very deliberative process to ensure we found the right person with the leadership and experience to guide the organization through this next era of growth.”

Bonaventura will resume his full-time role of CFO, which he has held since 2017.