Paul Rotella is leaving his position as president/CEO of the New Jersey Broadcasters Association.
He announced the departure in an email to friends and colleagues, saying that after 14 years in the job, he is “entering the next phase in my career to entertain new opportunities in communications and media.” He did not give a reason for the departure.
“Since 2008, I have been privileged to serve the broadcast industry by helping the NJBA meet fiscal and industry-wide challenges,” he wrote. “My lobbying efforts on behalf of the industry, and the production of our informative and exciting annual conferences, have been particularly gratifying aspects of my work on behalf of our nationally acclaimed association.”
Rotella has been among the more visible and vocal leaders among heads of state broadcast associations. Among recent sample activities, he met with New Jersey Sen. Cory Booker “about the many ways broadcasters are being treated unfairly regarding advertising issues before the Congress,” according to an issue of the NJBA newsletter. Rotella lobbied Rep. Frank Pallone in opposition to a bill to make Daylight Saving Time permanent. He also worked in opposition to the proposal before the FCC to allow FM boosters to allow geo-targeted programming.