NEW DELHI: National Association of Broadcasters president and CEO Gordon Smith has agreed to a contract extension that will keep him in the position until 31 December 2018, NAB joint board chairman Charles Warfield has announced.
Smith joined NAB in November 2009 and oversees the advocacy efforts of thousands of local radio and television stations across America. He is a former two-term United States Senator from Oregon (1996-2008) and was a successful entrepreneur before launching his career in politics.
During his tenure in the American Senate, Smith's committee assignments included the Senate Commerce Committee, the panel that oversees broadcast-related legislation. He also served on the Senate Energy and Natural Resources Committee, the Senate Finance Committee, and the Senate Foreign Relations Committee.