Online Dating Association Announces Appointment of Fred Beckley to its Board of Directors
The Online Dating Association, an international nonprofit
organization dedicated to safety and standardizing best practices
in the online connection space, today announced that Fred Beckley,
General Counsel and Executive Vice President Business Affairs of
The Meet Group, Inc. (NASDAQ: MEET), has been appointed to its
board of directors.
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“We are thrilled that Fred has joined the ODA board,” said ODA
Chairman Duncan Cunningham. “His experience in the social app and
livestreaming video space provide insight and perspective that will
greatly benefit the Association,” continued Cunningham. “Earlier
this year we set out plans which included ensuring that the
benefits of the ODA be recognized internationally, and I believe
that Fred’s experience as part of a global company will help us
make progress in this area. We will continue to develop standards
and best practice for the industry as a whole, as well as focusing
on regulatory and policy issues the sector is facing. Adding Fred
to the board will further support our team with this important
The ODA aims to work collaboratively, developing a set of
shareable industry standards in the form of best practices, advice
and guidance to maintain public trust in dating services.
“The ODA has been integral in helping to establish standards for
the online dating industry,” said Mr. Beckley. “Their work serves
to benefit user safety and influence online policies and their
safety efforts are closely aligned with those of The Meet Group. I
look forward to being part of and contributing to the board of this
Beckley’s appointment will increase the size of the Online
Dating Association Board of Directors to six members.
About The Meet Group
The Meet Group (NASDAQ: MEET) is a leading provider of
interactive livestreaming solutions designed to meet the universal
need for human connection. Our ecosystem of livestreaming apps
enables users around the world to interact through one-to-many
livestreaming broadcasts and text-based conversations. Our top
apps, MeetMe®, LOVOO®, Skout®, Tagged® and Growlr®, deliver live
interactions and meaningful connections to millions of users daily.
Headquartered in New Hope, PA, we have offices in Philadelphia, San
Francisco, Dresden, and Berlin. A description of our
industry-leading safety practices can be found here. For more
information, visit themeetgroup.com, and follow us on Facebook,
Twitter or LinkedIn.
About the Online Dating Association
The ODA was set up in 2014 to develop and maintain standards
that give users assurance and ensure businesses trade responsibly.
It seeks also to inform policy makers and to promote messages to
users that minimize the risk of harm.
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