LOS ANGELES (July 31, 2013)--Veteran marketing executive Cheryl Boone Isaacs was elected as president of the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences by the organization's board of governors Tuesday evening.
She is the first woman to hold the post in three decades and the first African-American president in the academy's history.
Boone Isaacs, who was elected to a one-year term but is eligible to serve four successive terms, succeeds Hawk Koch, who served for one year but was ineligible for re-election.
Boone Isaacs previously served as first vice president of the film academy, which announced its new president via Twitter.
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