Australian association Chairman steps down


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After three years, Joe Talcott previously of McDonald's and News Limited, has stepped down from his role as AANA Chairman. “During this time, AANA membership has grown by over 15% and the Association has tackled several challenging industry and regulatory issues” said CEO Scott McClellan. “Under his chairmanship, AANA has forged healthy working relationships throughout the Advertising, Marketing and Media Industry.”

Other highlights of Joe's chairmanship include the establishment of AANA's Congress, an annual gathering of the country's most influential marketing leaders. The 16 February event has become a key forum for debating industry and regulatory issues and future challenges. Member networking and professional development events also expanded, including the much heralded “Table of 10” format. The Warner Award for achievement and outstanding service to the industry and the Young Marketer of the Year Award are also important milestones.

Deputy Chair Inese Kingsmill, Corporate Marketing Director at Telstra, will assume the chair of the Association in an acting capacity from 1 February 2012.

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