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Hanson Named NABA Director-General

New North American Broadcasters Association head starts April 15

Rebecca Hanson
Rebecca Hanson

The North American Broadcasters Association has named its next director general: Rebecca Hanson.

Hanson has a long history of working on broadcast policy in the United States, including serving as a member of the FCC’s spectrum task force for the National Broadband Plan, and working at XM Satellite Radio, Sinclair Broadcast Group, and HC2 Broadcast Holdings.

“As over-the-air broadcasters move to the multiplatform streaming IP world, they remain committed to serving their listeners and viewers in the communities where they live, work and play,” stated NABA Board of Directors President Borika Vucinic. “Rebecca understands this unique role in a multimedia world and will work with our members as broadcasting adapts to a rapidly changing environment on the national, regional, and international fronts.”

“When it comes to regional matters (like spectrum and technology coordination, or equipment markets) and international issues (like spectrum usage at the ITU or copyright protection at WIPO),” stated Hanson, “NABA is best situated to represent broadcasters’ common interests in Canada, Mexico and the U.S. I am honored to be chosen to lead these efforts and look forward to working with all stakeholders in the months and years ahead.”

NABA noted that Hanson has managed numerous policy issues related to broadcast regulation before the FCC and Congress. She currently serves on the Maryland Public Broadcasting Commission and is on the board of the U.S. NAB Leadership Foundation.

Hanson will start as NABA director-general designate on April 15, working alongside current NABA Director-General Michael McEwen, who is retiring this summer.

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