New NAB Chief Gordon Smith Takes Reins

Smith's first Washington speech likely in mid-November

Look for new National Association of Broadcasters President Gordon Smith to make what will likely be his first Washington speech as NAB president in Mid-November.

He officially joined the NAB Tuesday, Oct. 27.

According to the Media Institute, he has agreed to be the speaker for its Nov. 17 luncheon.

The institute is a First Amendment think tank backed by media companies, foundations, associations, and individual contributors. In addition to top association heads, past speakers have included legislators, FCC commissioners, and industry executives.