WASHINGTON, DC - Mildred Webber will join the National Association of Broadcasters as Senior Vice President of Government Relations. Webber's hiring will be one in a series of staff additions in the NAB Government Relations department that will include both Republicans and Democrats. She will join NAB October 2 and report to NAB Executive Vice President of Government Relations Douglas Wiley.
Cited by Roll Call newspaper as one of the 50 most powerful staffers on Capitol Hill, Webber most recently served as the deputy chief of staff to House Majority Whip Roy Blunt. Prior to that, she worked for five years as staff director for the House Subcommittee on National Economic Growth, Natural Resources and Regulatory Affairs.
Webber's experience also includes stints in the administrations of both President George H.W. Bush and President Ronald Reagan, where she served in the Department of Housing and Urban Development and the Department of Transportation respectively.
Webber received her undergraduate degree from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill.
The National Association of Broadcasters is a trade association that advocates on behalf of more than 8,300 free, local radio and television stations and also broadcast networks before Congress, the Federal Communications Commission and the Courts. Information about NAB can be found at www.nab.org.