SoDA Announces Pauline Ploquin as Chair of its Board of Directors
by Lakai Newman / February 16, 2017
SoDA – The Digital Society is pleased to announce that the Board of Directors has appointed Pauline Ploquin as Chair of the Board, effective immediately. Ms. Ploquin is Chief Relationship Officer at Salt Lake City-based creative agency, Struck – one of the original founding member agencies of SoDA. She’s been active in the organization since 2009 and served on the Board of Directors since 2014.
“It is such an honor to serve as the Chair of SoDA’s Board of Directors. Our membership is made of the most talented digital marketers and entrepreneurs around the world, that is to say one of the most innovative, energetic and creative group of people there is. I’m really thrilled to work with the board, the membership and our incredible operations team to grow our global footprint and provide outstanding value to our members.”
With a background in communications and nearly 20 years in the creative industry, Ms. Ploquin has been an active leader within SoDA as a Board Member, faculty leader at The SoDA Academy Learning Conference, editorial advisor on SoDA’s industry trend publication, The SoDA Report, and an executive delegate at SoDA’s annual, global meeting of digital agency founders and leaders.
Ms. Ploquin assumes the role from outgoing Board Chair, Tony Quin. Mr. Quin is the Founder and CEO of member agency IQ in Atlanta and one of the founding members of SoDA. He served as Board Chair from 2009-2016 and maintains an active seat on SoDA’s Board of Directors.
“I’ve had the pleasure of working with Pauline for almost a decade now,” says Tony Quin, CEO at member agency IQ and outgoing Board Chair. ”Her deep experience leading creative agencies, global perspective and many contributions to SoDA’s growth and evolution make Pauline a perfect fit for this important leadership role.”
Amid this board transition, 2017 also marks the 10-year anniversary of the founding of SoDA. What began as a small, informal meet-up of digital agency leaders has grown into a unique, global organization. With more than 100 member agencies in 40 countries, SoDA serves as the pre-eminent network for agency leaders, creative visionaries and technology innovators designing the future of digital experiences.
“SoDA was founded on the principles of honesty, candor and an active exchange of knowledge, experiences and ideas,” says Tom Beck, Executive Director at SoDA. “Pauline represents the best of what this organization values and her leadership will be instrumental in guiding SoDA’s global membership growth and continuing to build what has become a powerful, diverse network for leadership cultivation, peer-to-peer collaboration and human connectivity.”