Washington - Jan 25, 2007 - Michael S. Williams has been named chief financial officer and executive vice president, finance and operations at the National Association of Broadcasters. Williams starts at the broadcast trade association on Jan. 29.
Williams has held top financial positions at several multi-million dollar organizations, including executive vice president at the Motion Picture Association of America and executive vice president, finance and operations at the Recording Industry Association of America. During his nine-year tenure at RIAA, Williams helped create Sound Exchange, a business that represents tens of thousands of recording artists and a number of record companies focused on accurate distribution of copyright royalty payments.
Williams began his career as a CPA, working at Arthur Andersen and at Ernst and Young. Williams holds a bachelor's degree in accounting from the University of Maryland.