National Geographic Adds 2 to Its Executive Ranks

Rachel Webber and Jill Cress join.

National Geographic Partners adds Rachel Webber as executive vice president of digital product, a new role for both Webber and the organization. Webber’s work on digital products will be aimed at creating growth, engagement and monetization for National Geographic Partners.

She comes to NatGeo from Fox, where she was senior vice president of Fox Television Group, whose parent company is 21st Century Fox. 21st Century Fox also runs National Geographic Partners in partnership with National Geographic Society.

“We are a 128-year old organization with a rich history of visual storytelling. We’re excited to lean into that heritage to create new experiences through video, virtual reality and interactive tools. Our goal is to engage our audiences everywhere they are, particularly on mobile platforms, and Rachel is the ideal executive to lead this charge,” said National Geographic Partners CEO Declan Moore in a statement.

Webber starts Nov. 14.

Jill Cress also joins National Geographic Partners, as chief marketing officer. She’ll be responsible for marketing, branding and consumer insights.

Jill Cress

“Jill is a strategic and passionate marketer with boundless energy and ideas, and we couldn’t be more thrilled to have her join our team as the CMO of National Geographic Partners,” said National Geographic Channels CEO Courteney Monroe in a statement.

Cress joins from MasterCard, where she was evp of global consumer marketing.