WASHINGTON�The National Association of Broadcasters has promoted Senior Vice President of Public Policy Curtis LeGeyt to executive vice president of Government Relations.
He will replace Kelly Cole, who is leaving the organization on Aug. 14 to launch an independent consulting firm.�
Cole joined NAB in 2006 after serving as telecom counsel to the House Energy & Commerce Committee, where she worked on the digital transition legislation. She was named executive VP, government relations, in 2011.
�NAB is fortunate to have someone with Curtis� intellect, work ethic and Capitol Hill savvy to assume the leadership of the NAB Government Relations department,� said NAB President and CEO Gordon Smith. �His grasp of substantive policy issues is superb, and his consensus-building style will serve NAB membership exceedingly well.�
LeGeyt joined NAB in 2011 after serving as senior counsel to Senate Judiciary Committee then-Chairman Patrick Leahy (D-Vt.). As a staffer, he focused on intellectual property, antitrust and First Amendment issues. Last year, LeGeyt was given the additional responsibility of being the NAB�s principal liaison to the White House and executive agencies and departments.
Prior to his tenure on the Senate Judiciary Committee, LeGeyt worked as an associate with the Howrey LLP law firm where he focused on antitrust litigation and merger reviews. LeGeyt earned a J.D. from Cornell University Law School and his B.A. in Quantitative Economics from Providence College. LeGeyt is a member of the Washington and Massachusetts bars.