NAB President and CEO Gordon Smith has agreed to a contract extension that will keep him in the position until December 31, 2018, NAB Joint Board Chairman Charles Warfield announced today.
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.
"Gordon Smith has been tested under fire and proven himself to be a remarkable unifying voice for America's free and local radio and television stations," said Warfield, senior advisor to YMF Media. "His integrity is unquestioned, and his determination to fight for broadcasters in the public policy arena is undiminished."
"I'm thrilled to accept a new contract from NAB," said Smith. "Free and local broadcasting is the indispensable one-to-everyone communications technology that is always reliable in a fragmented media world. It is worth fighting for, and I'm honored by the faith that the NAB Board is putting in me to continue leading the charge."