NAB Promotes Kelly Cole, Hires Curits Legeyt
October 21, 2011 at 10:54 AM (PT)
NAB SVP/Government Relations KELLY COLE has been promoted to EVP, where she will oversee all advocacy efforts of the department. Also CURTIS LEGEYT, senior counsel to Sen. PATRICK LEAHY's Senate Judiciary Committee, will join NAB on Nov. 1st as SVP/Legislative Counsel in NAB's Government Relations department, where he will report to Cole.
"We're pleased to promote KELLY to this important position," NAB Pres./CEO GORDON SMITH said. "She is well-respected by her peers at NAB and her former colleagues on Capitol Hill, and KELLY has the talent, temperament and intellect to help maintain NAB's stature as one of the leading advocacy groups in Washington.
"We're delighted to have CURTIS LEGEYT adding depth to a bipartisan government relations staff that is committed to sustaining a bright future for free and local broadcasting," SMITH continued. "His credentials as a well-liked and respected CAPITOL HILL staffer, coupled with a command of communications law, speak for themselves."
"CURTIS has done tremendous work on my intellectual property and antitrust agenda," said SEN. LEAHY. "I am sorry to see him leave, but I know he will be a great asset for my good friend GORDON SMITH and the NAB. I wish him all the best."