He will move to an advisory and advocacy role beginning next year. The former senator has led the broadcasters’ group for more than a decade. He’s being succeeded by NAB’s COO Curtis LeGeyt.
COO Chris Ornelas leaving to become Beasley Media Group general counsel; NAB Government Relations head Curtis LeGeyt is promoted to succeed him. Also, April Carty-Sipp, Shawn Donilon and Trish Johnson all were bumped up to executive vice presidents.
The trade group taps its public policy SVP to succeed Kelly Cole as EVP of government relations. LeGeyt joined NAB in 2011 from staff of then Senate Judiciary Committee Chairman Patrick Leahy. Cole is opening her own consulting firm.
He will be the trade group’s principal liaison to the White House and executive departments.
Kelly Cole is promoted to EVP while Curtis LeGeyt will join the staff from the Senate Judiciary Committee on Nov. 1.