Mary Berner, MPA’s new president and CEO, has been appointed to the FIPP Board. The appointment took place at the FIPP Board meeting today (12 October) in San Francisco, USA.
Berner was named president and CEO of MPA last month. She has led, built and transformed some of the most storied media brands in the world, including Glamour, TV Guide, W, Women’s Wear Daily, Details, Brides, Allrecipes.com, The Family Handyman, and Every Day with Rachael Ray.
Most recently, she was president and CEO of the Reader’s Digest Association, where she led the restructuring of the company’s acquisition-related debt, after which she and her team presided over the doubling of the stock price. As publisher and senior vice president of Condé Nast’s Glamour Magazine, which she joined in 1995, she delivered double-digit advertising revenue increases each year including the biggest year-over-year gain in 20 years. During her tenure at Fairchild, she was named Advertising Age’s “Publishing Executive of the Year” and inducted into the MIN Sales Executive Hall of Fame.
At the meeting, the FIPP Board accepted the resignation of MPA’s former president and CEO, Nina Link. Link served on the FIPP Board for 13 years.