Marty Franks To Retire From CBS Corp.
May 29, 2013 at 10:49 AM (PT)
CBS CORP. EVP/Planning, Policy and Government Affairs MARTIN FRANKS is retiring from the company after 25 years. FRANKS joined CBS as a VP in 1988 after working in the CARTER administration and on the staffs of Sen. PATRICK LEAHY (D-VT) and Rep. TONY COELHO (D-CA). The retirement will take effect SEPTEMBER 30th.
NAB Pres./CEO GORDON SMITH said, "If there was ever an unsung superstar in the broadcast business, it was MARTY FRANKS. For a quarter of a century, MARTY has personified professionalism at CBS. His wise WASHINGTON guidance helped broadcasters procure retransmission consent fees in the 1992 Cable Act; as LESLIE MOONVES's 'go-to guy' in New York, MARTY has provided counsel and advice as solid as a BLACK ROCK. The NAB family wishes MARTY a long and active retirement."