Gordon Smith And NAB To Be Honored By The Broadcasters Foundation Of America With The 2015 Golden Mike Award
November 17, 2014 at 6:51 AM (PT)
NAB Pres./CEO GORDON H. SMITH and the advocacy association that he leads will be honored by the BROADCASTERS FOUNDATION OF AMERICA with the 2015 GOLDEN MIKE AWARD on MONDAY, FEBRUARY 23rd, at the PLAZA HOTEL in NEW YORK CITY. The black-tie fundraising gala will benefit the Foundation’s mission of providing aid to broadcasters in need. A former U.S. Senator, SMITH has been at the helm of NAB since 2009.
“GORDON’s accomplishments for broadcasters is widely recognized across our profession,” stated BROADCASTERS FOUNDATION Chairman PHILIP J. LOMBARDO. “But perhaps many are not aware of GORDON’s tireless efforts on behalf of the mission of the BROADCASTERS FOUNDATION to help our colleagues in need. GORDON’s influence has raised awareness of the Foundation’s charitable mission, and his commitment to helping those in our business who need it most has been admirable. We are honored to have GORDON on our Board and to recognize his dedication to our purpose with the 2015 GOLDEN MIKE AWARD.”
“The NAB is always at the forefront of advocacy for broadcasters’ interests,” observed BROADCASTERS FOUNDATION OF AMERICA Pres. JIM THOMPSON. “Their task is often daunting, yet they persevere, providing legislative guidance and educational programs to advance broadcast radio and television. The NAB has provided the BROADCASTERS FOUNDATION with platforms to helps us generate awareness about our mission, and we are thankful for that support. With the 2015 GOLDEN MIKE AWARD, we recognize their contribution.”
“It is a privilege to represent this industry of charitable, giving professionals,” noted SMITH. “I am awed by the number of broadcasters who come forward to help their colleagues through the Foundation’s work. I’d like to thank the Board of Directors for this recognition, and I would ask all broadcasters to please consider your good fortune and help those in our profession who, through no fault of their own, have fallen on the hardest of times.”