He’s now executive vice president of media relations for the broadcasting trade association.
Dennis Wharton, NAB senior vice president, corporate communications, has been promoted to executive vice president, media relations.
Wharton joined NAB in June 1996 as vice president of media relations, serving as the chief spokesman for the association. In 1997, he was promoted to senior vice president, continuing his role as primary spokesman while supervising NAB’s news media outreach on public policy initiatives as well as the association’s conventions, which have drawn over 1,000 registered reporters in recent years.
“For more than a decade, Dennis has served broadcasters and the NAB with distinction as our organization’s principal spokesman,” said NAB President and CEO David K. Rehr. “This promotion is in recognition of his dedication to NAB and the respect he garners from his public relations peers and former colleagues in the journalism profession.”
In his new position, Wharton’s duties will be expanded to include additional outreach and public policy advocacy to the national news media on behalf of broadcasters. He will continue to serve as a key strategic adviser to Rehr, NAB senior staff and to NAB member stations.