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Beltway Briefings: C-Band Proceedings


May 16, 2019

Join us to hear directly from your advocates at NAB regarding the status of C-band proceedings in the U.S. Congress and at the Federal Communications Commission. NAB has been hard at work to ensure that any changes to the C-band spectrum protect your local radio and television stations as well as your listeners and viewers from harmful interference or loss of service resulting from those changes. Participants have the opportunity to submit questions during the live presentation. This webcast is an exclusive NAB member benefit and is available on-demand for NAB members following the live presentation.

Leading this discussion is  Anne Frenette, NAB's vice president of Education. Joining Anne are NAB vice president of Government Relations, Jack Smedile and NAB associate general counsel, Patrick McFadden.

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  • Anne Frenette

    Anne Frenette is Vice President of Education for the National Association of Broadcasters (NAB). Anne and her team develop in-person and online educational content for select NAB events and conferences and NAB's distance learning platform, Broadcast Education. Anne joined NAB in 2005 as director of Television Programs and Initiatives. Later, as vice president of Television Operations, she managed all aspects of the NAB Small Market Television Exchange (SMTE), developed and executed award programs to recognize current and future broadcast industry leaders and created content for the NAB Show Broadcast Management Conference. Anne is also project director for the NAB Leadership Foundation’s annual Celebration of Service to America Awards. Prior to NAB, Anne was with (then) Consumer Electronics Association (CEA) for nearly a decade where she worked in various roles. Anne is a graduate of the University of Maryland.

  • Patrick McFadden

    Patrick McFadden is Associate General Counsel at the National Association of Broadcasters. In this role, he helps develop and advance advocacy positions for NAB in the areas of spectrum policy and innovation. Prior to joining NAB in 2013, Patrick was an associate in the Washington office of Drinker Biddle & Reath LLP, where he practiced telecommunications law. His practice included policy advocacy, litigation, regulatory compliance and negotiations for wireless, wireline and VoIP service providers and communications device manufacturers. Patrick also worked as a broadcast legal assistant, and as a licensing analyst for a wireless telecommunications carrier. Patrick earned his Juris Doctor from the George Washington University Law School, and his undergraduate degree from Georgetown University.

  • Jack Smedile

    Jack Smedile is a Vice President on the NAB Government Relations team. He has been at NAB for five years and was previously a Legislative Assistant for Senator Roy Blunt (R-MO) and Professional Staff Member on the Senate Commerce, Science and Transportation Committee. He spent nine years on Capitol Hill working as a staffer in both the House of Representatives and the Senate. Jack has been married to his wife, Stephanie, for 11 years and they live on Capitol Hill with their son, daughter and 11-year-old Labrador-mix, Mia. He grew up in Kansas City, Missouri and went to college at Saint Louis University. Jack lobbies Republicans in the Senate and House of Representatives on behalf of NAB, focusing mainly on spectrum issues, the on-going repack of television and radio stations and video policy issues.

May 16, 2019
Thu 1:00 PM EDT

Duration 0H 30M

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