|For Immediate Release
February 7, 2012
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Manassas, VA – The NRB Convention will feature a presentation by Gordon Smith, President of the National Association of Broadcasters, during the Sunday, February 19th Media Leadership Dinner at NRB 2012 in Nashville, TN.
NRB President & CEO Dr. Frank Wright commented, “We are very excited to hear what Gordon has to say about the ever-changing broadcasting landscape. I believe his message will encourage and challenge those in the broadcast community.”
Gordon H. Smith joined the National Association of Broadcasters as President and CEO in November 2009. Prior to joining NAB, he served as a two-term United States Senator (R-OR), and later as Senior Advisor in the Washington offices of Covington & Burling, LLP.
During his tenure in the U.S. Senate, Gordon's committee assignments included the Senate Commerce, Science and Transportation Committee, the panel that oversees all broadcast-related legislation. He also served on the Senate Energy and Natural Resources Committee, the Senate Finance Committee and the Senate Foreign Relations Committee. Senator Smith’s role on the Commerce Committee and as chairman of a Senate High Tech Task Force helped foster his interest in new media and new technology issues.
Born in Pendleton, OR, Senator Smith attended college at Brigham Young University, received his law degree from Southwestern University School of Law in Los Angeles, and practiced law in New Mexico and Arizona before returning to Oregon to direct the family-owned Smith Frozen Foods business in Weston, OR. Before his election to the U.S. Senate in 1996, he was elected to the Oregon State Senate, rising to the position of President of that body after only three years.
TThe National Religious Broadcasters (NRB) is a non-partisan, international association of Christian communicators whose member organizations represent millions of listeners, viewers, and readers. Our mission is to advance biblical truth; to promote media excellence; and to defend free speech. In addition to promoting standards of excellence, integrity, and accountability, NRB provides networking, educational, ministry, and fellowship opportunities for its members. Learn more at www.nrb.org.
About The NRB Convention
The annual Convention & Exposition is the largest nationally and internationally recognized event dedicated solely to assist those in the field of Christian communications. The dynamic Exposition consists of nearly 200 companies and is an active marketplace for those seeking tools and services to expand their ministries. NRB 2012 is being held at the Gaylord Opryland Resort and Convention Center in Nashville, TN, February 18-21, 2012. For registration and other Convention information go to: www.nrbconvention.org
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