Berner Stepping Down From MPA
After three years as CEO, will depart to become chief executive at Cumulus Media.
Berner, who’s leaving to become CEO of Cumulus Media on October 13, will be temporarily replaced by MPA’s senior vice president of marketing and digital initiatives Nancy Telliho.
In the meantime, the MPA executive committee will begin a search for Berner’s successor.
In her three years at the MPA, Berner managed to shift the conversation away from using print advertising as a defining performance metric for the magazine industry. Instead, the Magazine Media 360 Brand Audience report has been a key tool for repositioning magazine media as a cross-platform—and growing—market.
“In her role as president and CEO of MPA, Mary and the board marshalled the resources of an entire industry to transform how it is perceived during a time of massive disruption brought about by the digital explosion,” says Steve Lacy, chairman, MPA board of directors, and chairman and chief executive officer, Meredith Corporation in a statement. “She leaves us having strongly positioned MPA to continue to execute our long-term plan.”
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