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LeGeyt to head NAB’s government relations

Curtis LeGeyt, evp, Government Relations, National Association of Broadcasters

Curtis LeGeyt will head up all advocacy for the National Association of Broadcasters as executive vice president of government relations.

Since 2011, LeGeyt has been the NAB’s senior vice president of public policy, serving as the group’s principal liaison to the White House and executive agencies and departments.

Prior to the NAB, LeGeyt was senior counsel to Senate judiciary chairman Patrick Leahy (D-Vt.), where he honed his expertise in intellectual property, antitrust and First Amendment issues.

“NAB is fortunate to have someone with Curtis’s intellect, work ethic and Capitol Hill savvy to assume the leadership of the NAB government relations department,” said NAB president and CEO Gordon Smith. “His grasp of substantive policy issues is superb, and his consensus building style will serve NAB membership exceedingly well.”

LeGeyt succeeds Kelly Cole, who announced last week she was exiting the NAB to form her own consulting firm.