Jessica Alderson Appointed to ODA Board

Jessica Alderson, Co-Founder and CEO of dating platform So Syncd, has been appointed to the board of the Online Dating Association. The Online Dating Association (ODA) is the trade body recognised as the voice of the online dating sector worldwide.

The So Syncd CEO was appointed to the ODA board at its recent AGM, held in the beginning of March. 

Alderson said: “I’m honoured to join the board of directors of such an incredible organisation that champions trust and safety. It’s a complex area that is continuously evolving, but the Online Dating Association has already made considerable progress in changing the industry for the better”.

“Creating and promoting appropriate online dating safety standards is critical for protecting users and enabling them to find connections that positively impact their lives. I am grateful to the Online Dating Association for this opportunity to make an impact in an area that aligns with the values of So Syncd”, Alderson continued.

The ODA’s Chief Executive,  Dr Hannah Shimko said “We are delighted to have Jess join the Board of Directors of the ODA. As a female dating service founder, Jess brings unique skills and perspective that will be vital as ODA moves on to the next phase of our work, including a revamp of our standards and a broader global engagement”

“So Syncd is a successful, innovative new dating app, and Jess’s experience of building and launching this app, as well as her dedication to trust and safety, will bring invaluable knowledge and experience as the dating sector faces a new legislative and regulatory landscape globally. We look forward to working with Jess”, Dr Shimko added.

The ODA has over 75 member brands, including Hinge, and Tinder, and a range of associate members which support positive experiences in online dating. You can find more information about the ODA here.

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