November 19, 2017
    New CEO for media organization

    Longtime GM executive before eventually starting own company


    Linda Thomas Brooks is the new CEO of the Association of Magazine Media. She succeeds Mary Berner, who left in September to become CEO of Cumulus Media Inc. Nancy Telliho has been interim CEO. 

    Brooks was co-founder and president of GearDigital. Before GearDigital, she was president of Ingenuity Media at the Martin Agency, and was executive director of media and marketing at Trilogy. She was a longtime executive at GM, where she achieved EVP of GM MediaWorks.

    She has served on many industry boards, including American Advertising Federation, and Institute for Advertising Ethics. She served on the board of the Audit Bureau of Circulation, now the AAM. 

    Her many industry honors include Advertising Women of New York Impact Award for mentoring and 100 Leading Women in North American Automotive Industry. She was also named to the American Advertising Federation Hall of Achievement for early career achievement.

    She earned a B.A. in journalism at Ohio State. Blinkhorn LLC assisted in the search.

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