The Art Directors Club has elected Doug Jaeger as its new president and announced a boardroom reshuffle.
The 88-year-old visual communications institution appointed Jaeger, aged 33, who is the founder and chief executive of design and branding consultancy The Happy Corp, in a bid to remain connected to young but experienced designers. He becomes the youngest ever president of the ADC.
Jaeger, also director of a project that encourages networking through digital media, has indicated that he plans to use his experience in social networking and digital development to connect members of the ADC and outsiders on a global scale.
Jaeger, who joined the ADC board in 2005, replaces Paul Lavoie, president for the past three years and chairman and chief creative officer at Taxi Advertising & Design. Jaeger too will serve a three-year term.
Rei Inamoto and Elizabeth Talerman – both existing board members – will become vice-president and secretary respectively. Ami Brophy, executive director, is to become chief executive officer.
Four new members, David Angelo, Craig Dubitsky, Rob Freakins and Noreen Morioka, will join the board of directors.