Perry Sook Elected NAB Joint Board Chair

Also, Collin Jones becomes Radio Board chair and Pat LaPlatney is new TV Board chair.

Perry Sook, chairman and chief executive officer of Nexstar Media Group, was elected chairman of the NAB Joint Board of Directors, NAB announced today. Sook takes over from David Santrella, chief executive officer of Salem Media Group, whose term expired.

Pat LaPlatney, president and co-chief executive officer of Gray Television, was elected NAB Television Board chair. Ramona Alexander, VP-GM of WDBD Jackson, Miss., was elected TV Board first vice chair; Lynn Beall, EVP-COO of media operations for Tegna, was elected TV Board second vice chair; and Chris Ripley, president-CEO of Sinclair Broadcast Group, was elected TV Board third vice chair.

Kristopher Jones, EVP and head of government relations at Fox Corp., was appointed to the designated TV network seat on the NAB Board’s executive committee.

Collin Jones, executive vice president of strategy and development, Cumulus Media, was elected Radio Board chair by the NAB Radio Board. Kevin Perry, president-COO of Perry Publishing and Broadcasting, was elected Radio Board first vice chair, while John Zimmer, president and owner of Zimmer Radio of Mid-Missouri, was elected Radio Board second vice chair.

Chris Ornelas, executive vice president and general counsel of Beasley Media Group, was elected to the Radio Board’s major group representative seat on the NAB Board’s Executive Committee.

The elections took place at the NAB Board of Directors meeting on June 6-7.


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