Washington, DC - Dec 4, 2008 - Christina Vergara has joined the NAB Conventions and Business Operations department as director of convention education. Vergara will work with the NAB's educational partners on the execution of all conference programming related to the NAB Show. She joins the NAB from the National Association of Television Program Executives (NATPE) where she worked for 15 years.
At NATPE, Vergara worked with the organization's president on annual conference programs and oversaw speaker management for more than 50 educational panels and sessions. Additionally, Vergara cofounded, programmed and produced the annual LATV Fest. She also managed membership activities, including recruiting, retention and member service development, and assisted with the coordination of the Educational Foundation's activities and programs.
In addition, Bob Sitrick, formerly senior vice president of live events and special production services at Discovery U.S. Networks, has joined the NAB Show team as executive producer for the NAB Show Content Theater. The Content Theater showcases cinema, television, online and mobile filmed entertainment and examines how it was created using new tools and technologies found on the show floor.
Sitrick has more than 30 years of experience in live television production and operations. Sitrick spent 11 years at Discovery U.S. Networks, managing more than 50 live television shows and 150 live events. In July, Sitrick left Discovery to form Bob Sitrick Productions, a consulting company managing live productions, remote and expedition productions and live events.