Baum Named NAB's VP of Government Relations

He was formerly senior policy adviser to House Committee on Energy & Commerce
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WASHINGTON�Ray Baum is joining the National Association of Broadcasters as its new vice president of government relations.

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Baum began his career as a lawyer before being elected to the Oregon State Legislature in 1989. He served as part of the legislature until 1997. In 2003 he was appointed as a commissioner on the Oregon Public Utility Commission, serving as chairman in 2010. In 2011 he arrived in Washington to serve as a senior policy advisor for the House Subcommittee on Communications and Technology. Baum�s role expanded in 2013 to that of senior policy advisor to the full committee.

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The official start date for Baum will be March 31. He will report to Curtis LeGeyt, executive vice president of government relations for NAB.

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