Kelly Cole is promoted to EVP while Curtis LeGeyt will join the staff from the Senate Judiciary Committee on Nov. 1.
NAB today announced that that Kelly Cole, the association’s SVP of government relations, has been promoted to executive vice president, where she will oversee all advocacy efforts of the department.
In addition, Curtis LeGeyt, senior counsel to Sen. Patrick Leahy’s Senate Judiciary Committee, will join NAB on Nov. 1 as SVP and legislative counsel in NAB’s Government Relations department, where he will report to Cole.
“We’re pleased to promote Kelly to this important position,” said NAB President Gordon Smith. “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.”
Cole joined NAB in 2006 after serving six years as telecommunications counsel to the House Committee on Energy & Commerce, where she was an adviser on legal and policy issues relating to communications and the Internet. Prior to her work with the Committee on Energy & Commerce, Cole was an associate with the Washington, D.C. law firm Preston Gates Ellis & Rouvelas Meeds, which is now K&L Gates.
LeGeyt joins NAB after serving on the staff of the Senate Judiciary Committee since 2009 as counsel to Chairman Patrick Leahy (D-Vt.) and then as senior counsel. In that capacity, he advised the committee on a wide range of topics that included intellectual property, antitrust, and First Amendment issues impacting high tech, telecommunications and the entertainment industry.
Prior to joining the Senate Judiciary Committee, LeGeyt was an antitrust/litigation associate with the Howrey LLP firm in Washington from 2005 to 2009. He also served as a staff lawyer on the Obama for America campaign in 2008. He is a graduate of Cornell Law School and has a B.A. in quantitative economics from Providence College.