Robert Briskman to Serve as NABA President

The following press release was issued by NABA today…

Michael Starling and Robert Winteringham as Vice-Presidents

Toronto, Ontario, Canada (February 2, 2012) – The North American Broadcasters Association (NABA) is pleased to announce that Sirius XM Radio Inc.’s Technical Executive, Robert D. Briskman, has been elected unanimously to serve as NABA’s new President, succeeding Leonardo Ramos of Televisa. His two-year term will begin at the NABA Annual General Meeting on February 29, 2012.

NABA’s Board of Directors is confident that Mr. Briskman’s passion, vision and guidance will provide the Association with leadership at this time of industry change. As a longstanding member of the NABA Board of Directors and Executive, Mr. Briskman has developed a great appreciation for the rapid pace of innovation and commitment in this collaborative forum.

Robert Briskman has been with SiriusXM since the founding in 1991 as Satellite CD Radio Inc. As the technical innovator of mobile satellite radio services, he was responsible for the original development, implementation and operation of the SiriusXM broadcast distribution system. He previously was a founding member of COMSAT and the National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA). Mr. Briskman is also a Fellow of both the IEEE and AIAA and has been inducted into three Halls of Fame.

Re-elected as NABA Vice-Presidents were Michael Starling, Executive Director & CTO, National Public Radio (NPR) Labs and Robert Winteringham, Deputy General Counsel, Corporation for Public Broadcasting (CPB). Michael Starling is responsible for spearheading new public service technology initiatives on behalf of NPR and has worked in both private and public service broadcasting. Mr. Starling also serves as Chair of NABA’s Technical Committee. Robert Winteringham joined CPB in 1997 and has previously held legal positions at a variety of communications and advertising firms. Mr. Winteringham also serves as Chair of NABA’s Legal Committee.
NABA is a non-profit association of the most influential broadcasting organizations throughout North America committed to advancing the interests of broadcasters at home and internationally. Network broadcasters, both public and private, in the United States, Mexico and Canada, work together to provide a common voice for the North American broadcast community. As a member of the World Broadcasting Unions (WBU), NABA creates the opportunity for North American broadcasters to share information, identify common interests and reach consensus on issues of an international nature.


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