NAB VP David Dziedzic Dies At 49

The association’s senior vice president of business development died Saturday morning of brain cancer. He was responsible for most of the non-dues revenue of the association, including exhibit sales, sponsorship, advertising, member services, merchandise and publications.

David Dziedzic, NAB senior vice president of business development, died Saturday morning of brain cancer at the National Institute of Health in Bethesda, Md. He was 49.

Chris Brown, NAB’s EVP of conventions and business operations, said in a statement: “The NAB family has lost a great friend. For nearly 15 years, David Dziedzic was central to the success of the NAB Show and helped make it one of the top trade show events in the world. He took the association to new levels of achievement through his creative leadership of NAB services and membership development outreach.

“We will remember David’s unpretentious, ‘can-do’ spirit, and we will honor him as a great family man who was a profile in courage and inspiration during his difficult fight over the last year. We grieve for Diane and David’s three sons, but we take comfort knowing that David touched countless lives in a remarkably positive way.”

Dziedzic assumed his position as SVP of business development in November 2006. He was responsible for most of the non-dues revenue of the association, including exhibit sales, sponsorship, advertising, member services, merchandise and publications.

He had joined NAB as SVP of advertising and services in January 1997. Prior to NAB, Dziedzic was the VP of marketing for the Texas Rangers. Before his work with the Texas Rangers, he was the director of special events for Major League Baseball in New York.

A Chicago native, Dziedzic was a 1984 graduate of the University of Notre Dame. He is survived by his wife Diane and three sons, David, Luke and Charlie.

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His funeral will be Wednesday, Jan. 18 at 10:30 a.m., at Our Lady of Good Counsel Church in Vienna, Va. Viewing hours will be held from 2 to 4 p.m. and 6 to 8 p.m. on Tuesday, Jan. 17 at Money & King funeral home in Vienna.

In lieu of flowers, the family suggests that memorial contributions may be made to the National Brain Tumor Society’s Race for Hope, DC (Team Davey Doo) or Life with Cancer Center, 8411 Pennell Street, Fairfax, VA 22031.


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