Washington, D.C. (September 9, 2019) – Intellectual Property Owners Association (IPO) announced today that following a nationwide executive search it has selected JESSICA K. LANDACRE as its next executive director.
The association’s elected president, HENRY HADAD, said, “The 50-member IPO Board of Directors has concluded that Ms. Landacre is the person best equipped to take the association to the next level both in terms of organizational strength and global advocacy on behalf of intellectual property owners.”
Landacre has been serving as deputy executive director since 2010. She joined the association in 1996 and advanced through several positions including chief operating executive and will be the association’s fifth executive director and its first female executive director.
She earned her B.A. degree magna cum laude from Northern Arizona University and a Master of Business Administration degree magna cum laude from George Washington University.
She will assume her new role in advance of the association’s 47th Annual Meeting, which will be held at the Marriott Marquis hotel in Washington, DC, from September 24 to 26. She will also become executive director of IPO’s subsidiary, IPO Education Foundation.
IPO is an international trade association for patent, trademark, copyright, and trade secret owners. Members include companies from industries ranging from high tech to automobiles to life sciences. About 12,000 people from companies, law firms and other member classes are involved in advocacy, education, and networking programs. IPO was founded in 1972.