NABS names new executive director

Totem VP Manuela Yarhi is taking over from Jim Warrington, who recently retired from the post.

The National Advertising Benevolent Society has announced that Manuela Yarhi is being appointed as its executive director, taking over the position from Jim Warrington who had been in the post for three years and recently retired.

Yarhi worked as VP of custom content agency Totem and its predecessor Redwood Custom Communications for over 13 years. She takes her position at NABS starting today.

“Jim Warrington did an outstanding job building a solid foundation and guiding the evolution of NABS. As a result, we have some very exciting plans moving forward. Manuela will be instrumental as we expand both the nature of our services and our national footprint,” said John Boniface, chair of the NABS Board in a release.

In 2013, NABS impacted the lives of close to 1,100 individuals and families of people in the communications industry through its helpline, counselling and financial support services, according to a release. It raises funds through events and initiatives like the Vintage Intern Auction.