WASHINGTON, DC - Jamie Gillespie, a Democratic staff member of the Senate Commerce Committee, will join the National Association of Broadcasters as director of government relations. Gillespie's hiring is one in a series of staff additions to the NAB Government Relations department. He will report to NAB Executive Vice President Douglas Wiley.
Since 2003, Gillespie has worked as a staff assistant on communications issues to Sen. Daniel Inouye (D-Hawaii) and the Senate Commerce Committee, which oversees broadcast issues. He got his start in Washington as a staff assistant for then Senate Commerce Committee Ranking Member Ernest F. Hollings (D-SC).
Gillespie received his undergraduate degree from the University of South Carolina and is currently pursuing a master's degree in public policy at George Washington University.
The National Association of Broadcasters is a trade association that advocates on behalf of more than 8,300 free, local radio and television stations and also broadcast networks before Congress, the Federal Communications Commission and the Courts. Information about NAB can be found at www.nab.org.