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September 18, 2006
Dennis Wharton
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Democratic Consultant and Former Texas Congressman Gives Boost To Broadcasters

WASHINGTON, DC - Prominent Democratic consultant and former Texas Congressman Max Sandlin has been hired by NAB in the latest personnel move by NAB President and CEO David K. Rehr.

Sandlin, who served on the powerful House Ways and Means Committee during his eight-year Congressional tenure, will provide Rehr and NAB's government relations team with strategic counsel and advice and will also advocate on behalf of broadcasters before Congress.

Sandlin served in the House of Representatives from 1997 to 2005, during which time he held a leadership post as Minority Chief Deputy Whip. He was also an elected representative on the Democratic Steering and Policy Committee, a group that decides Democratic committee assignments and sets the agenda for the Democratic Caucus.

The hiring of Sandlin is the latest in a series of personnel moves by Rehr as NAB builds a strong bipartisan lobbying team led by Douglas Wiley, NAB Executive Vice President, Government Relations. The most recent hires include Mildred Webber from the staff of House Majority Whip Roy Blunt (R-MO); Jamie Gillespie, a Democratic staff member from the Senate Commerce Committee; and Kelly Cole, counsel to House Energy and Commerce Committee Chairman Joe Barton (R-TX).

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