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April 20, 2006
Dennis Wharton
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Douglas S. Wiley to Head NAB Government Relations

WASHINGTON, D.C. - Douglas S. Wiley will join the National Association of Broadcasters (NAB) as Executive Vice President of Government Relations, the industry group announced Thursday.

Mr. Wiley joins NAB from the Electronic Industries Alliance (EIA), where he was Senior Vice President of Government Relations under Congressman Dave McCurdy, former Chairman of the House Intelligence Committee. As leader of EIA's public policy team, he forged legislative strategies to consolidate support of the high-tech industry on Capitol Hill on both sides of the aisle. Mr. Wiley also worked to build bipartisan awareness of issues including innovation and American competitiveness.

"Doug has spent more than 20 years in Washington as an outstanding advocate for the communications industry," said NAB President David Rehr. "His experience working with Congress and Administrations from both parties will be invaluable to our public policy work promoting radio and television broadcasting."

When Mr. Wiley starts at NAB on May 15, he will be the most senior NAB executive responsible for representing the broadcasting industry before Congress and the Administration and will lead NAB's government relations team.

Before joining EIA in 2003, Mr. Wiley was Director of Government Relations for Alcatel in Washington, D.C., where he was a founding member of the High Tech Broadband Coalition. His work to deregulate broadband helped spark a revolution in telecommunications.

Mr. Wiley has also been a vice president at the Telecommunications Industry Association. As Director of Legislative Affairs for the Competitive Telecommunications Association (CompTel), he helped draft and codify key elements of the landmark Telecommunications Act of 1996.

Prior to that Mr. Wiley was Senior Legislative Assistant to Rep. Thomas J. Bliley of Virginia, former chairman of the House Committee on Energy and Commerce. While on Capitol Hill he focused on high-tech, telecommunications and mass media issues. In the mid-1980s, he served in the National Telecommunications and Information Administration (NTIA) at the U.S. Department of Commerce, the Executive Branch agency principally responsible for advising the President on telecommunications and information policy, under the tenure of former NTIA Administrator and FCC Chairman Alfred C. Sikes.

Mr. Wiley holds a Master's in Business Administration from the 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


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