Charlie Tillinghast Installed as Chairman of OPA

Charlie Tillinghast, president and publisher of the MSNBC Digital Network, has been named the new chairman of The Online Publishers Association for 2010. He succeeds Jeff Webber, senior vp and publisher of USAToday.com.

Tillinghast, who served as vice chair last year, is among four new officers announced by the OPA for the new year. The new executives include CondéNast Digital president Sarah Chubb, who has been named vice chair; and Wall Street Journal Digital Network President Gordon McLeod, who has been installed as the group’s treasurer.

In addition, former Forbes.com CEO Jim Spanfeller—who now runs The Spanfeller Media Group—has been named the OPA’s secretary. Back in 2007, Spanfeller was chairman of the board for the Interactive Advertising Bureau.

The OPA has also added seven new member companies for 2010, announced officials. Those include several big names from the media world: BBC.com, Comcast Interactive Media, Disney Interactive Media Group and Hearst Digital Media. In addition the OPA has added the fast growing health-related publisher Everyday Health, Cablevision’s Rainbow Media, and Vevo—YouTube’s just launched music video venture—as new members.