Kramer to Chair Online Publishers Association

NEW YORK The Online Publishers Association yesterday named this year’s executive officers, including chairman and CEO Larry Kramer, who will serve as the organization’s chairman.

Kramer replaces former Washingtonpost.Newsweek Interactive CEO and publisher Christopher Schroeder, who was chairman-elect of the OPA. Schroeder stepped down before serving his term as the association’s chairman after being named vice president of strategy at The Washington Post Company in January.

Debora Wilson, chief operating officer of The Weather Channel and The Weather Channel Interactive, and Riley McDonough, vice president of sales and marketing at ESPN Internet Group, will serve as treasurer and secretary of the OPA, respectively. Wilson takes over for Schroeder, who also was treasurer, and McDonough fills the spot vacated by CondeNet president Sarah Chubb.

“I expect to see the OPA continue on its course of leadership in educating and demonstrating the importance of the online channel and its synergy within the overall media mix,” said Kramer.

In addition, the OPA has expanded its membership to 31 media companies and 17 associates. The eight newest members are:,,, Hearst, iVillage, Jupitermedia, and Reuters. Joining as associates are IndustryBrains, InsightExpress, Eyeblaster, Baird Direct Marketing and Revenue Science.