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NAB Names Ornelas Chief Operating Officer

The National Association of Broadcasters has named Christopher Ornelas chief operating officer. Ornelas is former chief counsel on comunications and technology for then-Senator Gordon Smith (R-Ore.), now NAB President.

NAB has also named Joy Whitlow chief financial officer. She had been VP and controller since joining the association in July 2009.

Ornelas' resume includes D.C.law firm Wilkinson Barker. Whitlow, a CPA, had prefviously been budget manager at noncoms WETA-TV Washington and WGBH-TV Boston.

Contributing editor John Eggerton has been an editor and/or writer on media regulation, legislation and policy for over four decades, including covering the FCC, FTC, Congress, the major media trade associations, and the federal courts. In addition to Multichannel News and Broadcasting + Cable, his work has appeared in Radio World, TV Technology, TV Fax, This Week in Consumer Electronics, Variety and the Encyclopedia Britannica.