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November 1, 2023

NAB Statement on Retirement of APTS President and CEO Patrick Butler

WASHINGTON, D.C. – In response to today's announcement by America’s Public Television Stations President and CEO Patrick Butler that he will retire in 2024, the following statement can be attributed to NAB President and CEO Curtis LeGeyt:

“I want to congratulate Pat Butler on the announcement of his well-deserved retirement in 2024. Pat’s transformational leadership on behalf of public TV stations has helped usher in a new era of public broadcasting that provides invaluable support to our communities. I am personally grateful for his kindness, his friendship and his deep commitment to the power of broadcast television to improve and uplift our communities. I thank him for his lifetime of service and wish him all the best.”

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