A new position is created for Curtis LeGeyt at the NAB: senior vice president, public policy. LeGeyt is now the NAB's principal liaison to the White House and executive departments. He'll also maintain his current responsibilities for Congressional advocacy and political strategy in the NAB Government Relations department. NAB CEO Gordon Smith said "Curtis's consensus-building style and strong political acumen have served NAB membership well. In a relatively short time, Curtis has demonstrated a tenacious advocacy for free and local broadcasting and a substantive command of difficult public policy issues that make him well suited for this expanded role."