Pierre Bouvard named Chairman of the IRTS Board


Pierre Bouvard, EVP of Cross-Platform Services at Arbitron, has been elected as Chairman of the IRTS Foundation, one of the premier charities in the media and entertainment business. Eight new Directors were also unanimously elected to the Board of 63 executives from throughout the media business.

The IRTS Foundation is a charitable membership organization which brings together today’s media leaders and next generation communication professionals via educational programs, internships, and diversity initiatives.

According to IRTS President and CEO Joyce Tudryn, “Pierre inspires results by example!  In addition to providing strong support and wise counsel over the years, he has spent time with participants of our Summer Fellowship Program, Minority Career Workshop, and Faculty Seminars. Pierre understands the powerful impact our programs have in training up-and-coming media professionals. We look forward to having him lead us into the new decade!”

Pierre Bouvard, said, “I am honored to serve as Chairman of an organization that throughout its 70-year history has helped inform the media industry and grow future media professionals. It’s a privilege to work with outstanding leaders from advertising and media on the IRTS programs, which are an important investment in the future of our industry.”

The IRTS Foundation Board of 63 executives includes 8 Directors elected for the first time. They are:

Alan Cohen, CEO, OMD
Peter Dunn, President, CBS Television Stations
David Landau, Co-President & Co-CEO, Dial Global
Cindy McConkey, Senior Vice President, Corporate Communications, Scripps Networks
Maribeth Papuga, Senior Vice President, Director of Local Broadcasting, MediaVest
Carlos Sanchez, President & General Manager, Telemundo WNJU-TV
John Saroff, Head of Strategic Partnership Development, Google TV Ads
Stephen Saslow, CEO, True North Entertainment