NAB Pres./CEO Gordon Smith Agrees To Five-Year Contract Extension
March 21, 2012 at 8:22 AM (PT)
NAB Pres./CEO GORDON H. SMITH has agreed to a five-year contract extension that keeps him at the helm of NAB through 2016, NAB Joint Board Chairman PAUL KARPOWICZ announced today.
SMITH joined NAB in NOVEMBER 2009 and oversees the advocacy efforts of thousands of local radio and television stations across AMERICA. He is a former two-term UNITED STATES Senator from OREGON (1996-2008).
"NAB membership is happy to have GORDON SMITH navigating our interests in WASHINGTON, and we're delighted that he's agreed to this contract extension," said KARPOWICZ. "Faced with two potential game-changing issues -- the Performance Rights Act for radio and the spectrum bill for television -- GORDON demonstrated uncommon grace, savvy and determination in preserving a bright future for broadcasting."
"I'm thrilled by the vote of confidence by the NAB Board and membership," said SMITH. "As President of NAB, I get a first-hand view of the indispensable role that local and network broadcasters play in serving communities every day with news, entertainment and life-saving weather warnings. Broadcasters take seriously our role as stewards of the airwaves, and it is a privilege to represent a diverse membership with a vibrant future."