John Orlando Joins NAB Television Board

The CBS SVP takes the seat formerly held by the network’s Marty Franks, who’s retiring at the end of the month.

National Association of Broadcasters Television Board Chair Marci Burdick announced today that John Orlando CBS SVP, Washington, will assume the CBS Network seat on the NAB TV board of directors, effective immediately. The seat was previously held by CBS EVP, planning, policy and government affairs, Marty Franks, who is retiring at the end of the month.

As CBS’s lead lobbyist, Orlando is responsible for oversight, formulation and implementation of the company’s public policy and government relations’ strategy. He is the company’s principal contact with Congress and the administration.

Orlando assumed his current position with CBS in January 2006 after a previous stint as vice president of CBS’s Washington office, when he was responsible for all aspects of CBS’s day-to-day government relations. In between his roles at CBS, Orlando was EVP, government relations for NAB. He also previously was VP of the Washington lobbying firm Timmons & Co.

He has 14 years of experience working on Capitol Hill, including as chief of staff for the House Energy and Commerce Committee under Chairman John Dingell (D-Mich.). He also worked in Rep. Dingell’s personal congressional office after working with the Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee in various capacities.

Orlando is a graduate of San Diego State University.



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