NAB Names Sam Matheny EVP/CTO
July 1, 2014 at 1:27 PM (PT)
The NATIONAL ASSOCIATION OF BROADCASTERS has appointed CAPITOL BROADCASTING CO. VP/Policy and Innovation SAM MATHENY to be EVP/Chief Technology Officer, effective JULY 15th. MATHENY oversaw advanced digital technology strategies at CAPITOL BROADCASTING, an innovation leader in the mobile, broadband and social media space.
"NAB is thrilled to have SAM MATHENY joining the team as our new CTO," said NAB Pres./CEO GORDON SMITH. "SAM's roots are in broadcast localism and service to the community, but he is also a technology strategist determined to push broadcasters to embrace digital and Internet opportunities that generate revenue. Today, tens of millions of our listeners and viewers are legally accessing broadcast programming on platforms and devices that are IP-based, portable and mobile. We believe SAM is the right choice to press these digital strategies forward and lead our industry's technology future."
MATHENY called the NAB job a "once-in-a-lifetime opportunity ... I've admired NAB and its seasoned leadership team for many years, and it's an honor to be joining such a well-regarded organization," he said. "This is a fantastic time to be leading NAB's Technology Department, which has a tremendous responsibility to help forge our industry's leadership well into the future. Broadcasters reach hundreds of millions of users every day, and we are increasingly doing this on multiple digital platforms. This is a critical time of change and technology development, and I look forward to building on the NAB's strong track record of success, innovation and service."