David Santrella, President of Broadcast Media for Salem Media Group, has been elected Chairman of the NAB Joint Board of Directors, the trade group announced late Tuesday. Santrella takes over from Jordan Wertlieb, President of Hearst Television, whose term expired. Bill Wilson, CEO 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, was elected Radio Board First Vice Chair, while Kevin Perry, VP and COO of Perry Publishing and Broadcasting Co., was elected Radio Board Second Vice Chair.
Collin Jones, Senior VP of Corporate Development & Strategy for Cumulus Media, was elected to the Radio Board’s major group representative seat on the NAB Board’s Executive Committee.
Perry Sook, Chairman, President and CEO of Nexstar Media Group, was elected as NAB Television Board Chair. Lynn Beall, Executive VP and COO of Media Operations for Tegna, was elected as TV Board First Vice Chair, Pat LaPlatney, President and Co-CEO of Gray Television, was elected TV Board Second Vice Chair and Emily Barr, President and CEO of Graham Media Group, was elected TV Board Third Vice Chair.
Christopher Wood, Senior VP and Associate General Counsel for Government and Regulatory Affairs at Univision Communications, 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.