NAB has lost a senior executive to cancer.
David Dziedzic, NAB senior vice president, Business Development, died of brain cancer over the weekend, according to the trade association. He was 49.
NAB EVP Conventions and Business Operations Chris Brown credited Dziedzic’s role with the NAB Show for nearly 15 years with helping to make the experience “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.”
Dziedzic began his latest position with NAB 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 joined NAB in January 1997 as senior vice president of advertising and services. Before joining the NAB, Dziedzic was the vice president of marketing for the Texas Rangers and the director of special events for Major League Baseball in New York before that.
The funeral service for Dziedzic will be held Wednesday, Jan. 18 at 10:30 a.m., at Our Lady of Good Counsel Church in Vienna, Va. Viewing hours will be 2–4 p.m. and 6–8 p.m. on Tuesday, Jan. 17 at Money & King funeral home in Vienna.
Dziedzic is survived by his wife Diane and three sons.
In lieu of flowers, the family suggests that memorial contributions be made to the National Brain Tumor Society’s Race for Hope, DC (Team Davey Doo) or Life with CancerCenter, 8411 Pennell Street, Fairfax, Va. 22031.