Albany, NY - Apr 11, 2011 - The Board of Directors of the New York State Broadcasters Association (NYSBA) has selected David L. Donovan to serve as president and executive director. Donovan succeeds Joseph A. Reilly who is retiring after 31 years of service. Dave Widmer, president and general manager of the Long Island Radio Group, headed the search team.
Since 2001, Donovan served as president of MSTV, a technical trade association for the broadcast television industry and helped lead the transition from analog to digital transmission. From 1990 to 2001, he served as vice president of legal and legislative affairs for the Association of Local Television Stations. He occupied a number of legal positions at the Federal Communications Commission from 1983-1989, and served as the media advisor to former FCC Commissioner James H. Quello.