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Ramos Returns to NABA Presidency

Mike Starling of NPR is VP

The North American Broadcasters Association’s board reelected President Leonardo Ramos Mateos to a second consecutive term.

Ramos is director for high technology projects for Mexican broadcaster Grupo Televisa.

Also at the February meeting, Mike Starling, vice president, CTO and executive director of NPR’s Technical Research Center & NPR Labs, and Robert Winteringham, deputy general counsel of the Corporation for Public Broadcasting, were elected as vice presidents.

And new board members were added as well. They are Dany Harrison, general manager, technical production, CBC/Radio Canada; Joe Flaherty, senior vice president, CBS; Hanno Basse, vice president, broadcast systems engineering, DIRECTV; Andy Setos, president, engineering, Fox Entertainment Group; Bob Zitter, executive vice president and CTO, technology and operations, HBO; Glenn Reitmeier, vice president, technology standards, policy and strategy, NBC Universal; Robert Briskman, technical executive, Sirius XM Radio; Sergio Sarmiento, vice president, Editorial Committee/Editor-in-Chief, TV Azteca and John Harding, secretary general of NABA.

The Toronto-based NABA is the North American affiliate of the World Broadcasting Unions. It is a group of companies and organizations examining issues such as spectrum allocation, content rights, journalism practices and public/private broadcasting.