NAB Names Rick Kaplan EVP/Strategic Planning
October 4, 2012 at 1:23 PM (PT)
The NAB has appointed top FCC staffer RICK KAPLAN EVP/Strategic Planning, effective OCT. 22nd. In this newly created post, KAPLAN, who worked extensively in media and wireless fields while at the FCC, will lead NAB's efforts related to spectrum and innovation policy.
"We are delighted to announce the hiring of RICK KAPLAN, whose credibility and integrity are well-recognized both at the COMMISSION and in telecom circles in WASHINGTON," said NAB Pres./CEO GORDON SMITH said. "His expertise on spectrum issues will benefit broadcasters greatly as we work with policymakers to ensure a robust local television business for decades to come."
"I'm thrilled to be joining a team of talented professionals at one of WASHINGTON's most-respected trade associations --NAB -- at a critical juncture in the history of broadcasting," KAPLAN said. "I look forward to representing the interests of local TV stations that have a rich legacy of service to their communities, and a vibrant future in the communications ecosystem of tomorrow."