Charles Warfield Elected New NAB Board Chairman
June 6, 2013 at 3:55 AM (PT)
The NAB has elected YMF MEDIA Pres./CEO CHARLES WARFIELD as its new Board Chairman, taking over for MEREDITH LOCAL MEDIA GROUP Chief PAUL KARPOWICZ.
The regularly scheduled SUMMER meeting also gave Pres./CEO GORDON SMITH unanimous support to remain in that position. SMITH commended NAB staff for "hitting on all cylinders," and praised the success of the NAB SHOW for its prominence as the premier industry event and for keeping NAB in secure financial standing. He also reflected on NAB’s effective strategies related to advocacy and discussed the challenges related to partisan gridlock on CAPITOL HILL and noted that despite broadcasting’s challenges, the unique ‘one-to-everyone’ transmission architecture of local radio and TV stations gives broadcasters a unique advantage over our competitors.
LINCOLN FINANCIAL MEDIA Pres./CEO DON BENSON was re-elected Radio Board chair by unanimous vote.