Fritts Asks NAB to Begin Search for Successor

Feb 16, 2005  •  Post A Comment

National Association of Broadcasters President and CEO Eddie Fritts announced Wednesday he has asked the association’s board to formally launch the search for his successor.

Mr. Fritts, who has been NAB president since 1982, said he plans to remain until his replacement is brought on board. Co-chairing the search committee will be Phil Lombardo, NAB joint board chairman and CEO of Citadel Communications; and David Kennedy, NAB’s immediate past joint board chairman and president and CEO of Susquehanna Media Co.

In a statement, Mr. Fritts, who turns 64 this month, said his contract as NAB’s chief runs until April 2006. He plans to serve as a consultant to the association afterward.

“Filling the top position of a major Washington, D.C., trade association requires a thorough review and selection process,” Mr. Fritts said. “I wanted to time this announcement to best facilitate the search committee’s effort.”