We now hear for definite that one of the nicest men in the industry, namely Don Allman, is stepping back from his full-time role at Intersection and has also resigned from the OAAA Executive Committee and the OAAA Board of Directors.
Don Allman is stepping back from his full-time role as Vice Chairman and Chief Customer Officer at Intersection however Intersection Chairman Dan Doctoroff and Intersection President & CEO, Ari Buchalter have sensibly asked Don to continue on, for the foreseeable future, as Senior Advisor to the company.
We note also that Don has resigned from the OAAA Executive Committee and the OAAA Board of Directors effective immediately.
Don’s lifelong commitment to the OAAA and the OOH industry, from Cleveland to high-tech innovation in Manhattan and across the country has included, serving on the OAAA Executive Committee and OAAA Board of Directors, chairing the OAAA Marketing Committee, supporting the OAAA Foundation and its research and scholarships programs, providing public service space for worthy causes and messages, contributing to the industry’s political outreach, and most definitely over the last two years, providing so many Intersection senior executives to help shape and lead new industry initiatives.
We also understand that OAAA Chairman Sean Reilly has appointed Ari Buchalter, President & CEO at Intersection, to serve as a member of the OAAA Executive Committee and OAAA Board of Directors.
Ari of course is a leader in data-driven marketing and digital advertising technology. He is working to drive Intersection’s push to change the way information is shared and experienced in public spaces, including cities, transit systems, airports, and real estate developments in the US and around the world. Before joining Intersection, he was President & COO of MediaMath and previously served as a principal at McKinsey & Company. He was educated at Stanford University (BS Physics), Columbia University (PhD, Astrophysics), and Caltech (Postdoc, Astrophysics.)
Don is a true gentleman, an industry pioneer, visionary, mentor, ‘giver’ and will be sorely missed.