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Chris Brown to Step Down as Head of NAB Show

The trade association hopes to hire a replacement by end of this year

Chris Brown

The spring NAB Show is like the World Series of broadcast technology. Soon it will be getting a new commissioner.

Chris Brown, who runs the convention, will depart that role after next spring’s show. The National Association of Broadcasters has launched a nationwide search for his successor.

President/CEO Curtis LeGeyt saluted Brown for his “guidance and leadership [that] have been critical to the success of NAB’s world-class conventions.” LeGeyt said that during Brown’s tenure, the event has remained among the 10 largest shows in North America “and the undisputed top global brand for the media space.”

Brown has been with NAB since 1999 and held his current position since 2007. According to his LinkedIn profile he worked prior for the Food Marketing Institute, Convention Management Corp. and Personal Communications Industry Association in roles involving exhibit sales, association services and events planning. The NAB said he will be involved in the selection of his successor.

The full title of the job is “executive vice president and managing director of Global Connections and Events.” The convention is a major business-to-business trade show and an important part of NAB’s financial health, according to the announcement. A team of 30 answers to Brown to produce the convention as well as NAB Show New York and the NAB Amplify digital hub.

The position also serves a role on NAB’s executive leadership team, working with NAB’s chief executive officer and chief financial officer.

The job opening has been posted. NAB hopes to hear from candidates by the end of this month and wants to hire by the end of the year.

The NAB Show resumed its in-person format in 2022 after the hiatus forced by the pandemic. Convention attendance was around 65,000 this year, up from about 53,500 last year. In 2017 it peaked at around 103,000.

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