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Mago Becomes Top Legal Eagle at NAB

She replaces Marsha MacBride

There’s been a change at the top of NAB’s Legal and Regulatory Affairs Department.

Marsha MacBride, executive vice president of Legal and Regulatory Affairs since 2003, is leaving the association and Jane Mago, is taking over that role, as well as the title of general counsel. Mago has been senior vice president and general counsel at the association since 2004.

Former NAB President/CEO Eddie Fritts recruited both MacBride and Mago from the FCC.

President/CEO David Rehr announced the change to board members and association staff. In an e-mail obtained by Radio World, Rehr said following her “successful tenure” at NAB, MacBride will continue to serve as an advisor to the association on issues pending before the FCC and administration.

Rehr stated that Mago has expertise in First Amendment issues, ownership rules, political broadcasting, Equal Employment Opportunity and licensing matters. “She served as a key advisor in virtually every major media matter before the FCC since the late 1980s.”

In her 26-year FCC career, Mago held many high-level positions such as general counsel, chief of the office of strategic planning and policy analysis, deputy chief of the Enforcement Bureau and legal advisor to three commissioners.