I am pleased to announce that Sally Newell Cohen has joined ICANN org in the role of Senior Vice President, Global Communications, responsible for the communications and language services functions, based in Los Angeles. Sally's first day is today.
Most recently Sally served as Chief Operations Officer at Toastmasters International, a nonprofit organization that provides communication and leadership skills development for over 350,000 members across 16,000 clubs in 143 countries. Sally led the teams responsible for education, event planning, graphic design, marketing communications, public relations, publications, research and translations for nearly a decade. In addition to this, she has significant public relations and operational experience, having held leadership roles at public relations firms, consumer product and high-tech companies.
Many thanks to Gwen Carlson, who served as interim department head overseeing these important functions over the past few months, and to the Communications and Language Services teams for their ongoing, hard work. Welcome Sally!