NAB Names Cumming Vice President of Communications
National Association of Broadcasters announced today that Ann Marie Cumming
will join the communications department as vice president. Cumming will report
to Dennis Wharton, NAB executive vice president of communications.
Cumming joined the NAB government relations staff in 1994 following a stint on
Capitol Hill with Sen. Patrick Leahy (D-Vt). She later moved to the communications
department where she worked for five years and was promoted to director of media
relations. In recent years, Cumming served as a consultant to NAB, handling
media relations and managing the Newsroom for the NAB Show in Las Vegas. In
that capacity, she has managed a team that oversees press relations for more
than 1,200 reporters while assisting exhibiting companies in outreach to the
“Ann Marie has been a loyal and valued member of the Communications team for
more than a decade,” Wharton said. “Her extensive institutional knowledge of
NAB, firm grasp of public policy issues, and experience with the NAB Show make
her worthy of this key position.”
In her new post, Cumming will support the department’s public policy outreach
and will continue to manage media-related activities at the NAB Show. She will
also be responsible for NAB Public Service Initiatives, a division that
promotes and facilitates the community service efforts of thousands of free and
local radio and television stations and the broadcast networks.
She replaces the delightful dry-witted Kristopher Jones, who become director of government
relations at News Corp. on Monday.