The Association of Magazine Media

Linda Thomas Brooks

President and Chief Executive Officer

MPA–The Association of Magazine Media

Linda Thomas Brooks was named president and chief executive officer of MPA—The Association of Magazine Media in January 2016.

Before joining MPA, Thomas Brooks came from the other side of the media desk.  She was Executive VP and Managing Director of GM Mediaworks in Detroit, President of Ingenuity Media at the Martin Agency in Richmond, Virginia, and Executive Director of Media & Marketing at Trilogy, a privately-held business technology company.  She was also the co-founder and president of GearDigital, a data-driven integrated agency and a subsidiary of Wilson RMS.  Her experience in the media business has included creating new organizational structures and strategic approaches for the ever-increasing size and scope of the media landscape.  Thomas Brooks developed media and marketing strategies for many well-known brands and companies, including General Motors, GEICO, The American Cancer Society, Johnson & Johnson, Kaiser Permanente and Experian.

She is passionate about viewing the media landscape through the lens of the consumer and is an ardent believer in the power of strong media brands to change the world.