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June 29, 2021

David Santrella Elected as NAB Joint Board Chair

-- Bill Wilson elected Radio Chair and Perry Sook elected TV Chair --

Perry Sook
Perry Sook
Bill Wilson
Bill Wilson
David Santrella
David Santrella

WASHINGTON, D.C. David Santrella, president of Broadcast Media for Salem Media Group, was elected chairman of the NAB Joint Board of Directors, NAB announced today. Santrella takes over from Jordan Wertlieb, president of Hearst Television, Inc., whose term expired.

Bill Wilson, chief executive officer of Townsquare Media Group, was elected Radio Board chair by the NAB Radio Board. John Zimmer, president and owner of Zimmer Radio of Mid-Missouri, Inc., was elected Radio Board first vice chair, while Kevin Perry, vice president and chief operating officer of Perry Publishing and Broadcasting Company, was elected Radio Board second vice chair.

Collin Jones, senior vice president of Corporate Development & Strategy for Cumulus Media, Inc., was elected to the Radio Board's major group representative seat on the NAB Board's Executive Committee.

Perry Sook, chairman, president and chief executive officer of Nexstar Media Group, was elected as NAB Television Board chair. Lynn Beall, executive vice president and chief operating officer of Media Operations for TEGNA, was elected as TV Board first vice chair, Pat LaPlatney, president and co-chief executive officer of Gray Television, Inc., was elected TV Board second vice chair and Emily Barr, president and chief executive officer of Graham Media Group, was elected TV Board third vice chair.

Christopher Wood, senior vice president and associate general counsel for Government and Regulatory Affairs at Univision Communications, Inc., was appointed to the designated TV network seat on the NAB Board's Executive Committee.

The Board elections took place at the NAB Board of Directors meeting, held June 28-29.

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