Weather Channel CEO Kenny Joins SessionM Board

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SessionM announced yesterday that David Kenny, chairman and CEO of The Weather Channel Companies (TWCC), will be joining its board of directors.

“David is a proven leader across digital and media industries,” said Lars Albright, co-founder and CEO of SessionM. “His wealth of experience and unique perspective on driving consumer engagement will be invaluable as we continue to build our brand and help create a better mobile experience for consumers, publishers and advertisers.”

In his role at TWCC, one of Kenny’s largest priorities is to spearhead the further development of a comprehensive, integrated strategy to accelerate its growth in the United States and internationally. The Weather Channel properties are the most popular source of weather news and information, reaching 163 million people – which includes 33 million monthly unique users through its mobile platform.

“It’s never been a more exciting time to work in the digital sector, especially in regard to mobile,” said Kenny. “SessionM is distinctly positioned in this high-growth market. I’m impressed by what the team has accomplished to date but even more excited for its future and look forward to being a part of it.”

Kenny comes to TWCC after serving as president of Akamai, the leading cloud platform designed to help enterprises provide secure, high-performing user experiences to mobile and fixed internet users. Previously, he co-founded and served as managing partner of VivaKi, the combined worldwide media and digital arm of Publicis Groupe, and he was Chairman and Chief Executive Officer at Digitas Inc., a top global integrated brand agency. Kenny currently serves as member of the board of directors of Yahoo Inc.

Along with Kenny, SessionM’s current board members include:

  • Andy Miller, Leap Motion.
  • Bob Davis, Highland Capital Partners.
  • Jon Auerbach, Charles River Ventures.
  • Lars Albright, SessionM.
  • Matt Murphy, Kleiner Perkins Caufield & Byers.

For more information on SessionM, visit www.sessionm.com.

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