EIN 53-0114600

National Association of Broadcasters (NAB)

IRS 501(c) type
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NTEE code, primary
NAB works to ensure broadcasters can operate in a marketplace free of unnecessary regulation, helping to spur the development of new broadcast technologies.
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Program areas at NAB

Conventions: the nab show and nab show ny are annual conventions that showcase technological innovations as well as provide education and network opportunities to the broadcasting and production communities. The 2022 nab show attracted over 64,000 registered attendees and featured nearly 1,000 exhibitors. The 2022 nab show new york event attracted 9,500 registered attendees and nearly 300 exhibitors.
Innovation: created in 2012, pilot is a collation of innovators, educators, and advocates dedicated to advancing broadcast technology and cultivating new media opportunities. Pilot propels broadcast technology into the future by providing a platform for innovation, an engine for incubation, a venue for testing new technologies and a forum for broadcaster education. Nab conducted an educational cohort on the issue and applications of first party data. Nab continued the atsc 3.0 virtual interoperability event with 18 participating companies to develop and refine workflows for the new television standard , as well as the nextgen tv conformance program. Nab also continued nextgen tv fellowship with howard university with expansion targeted for other universities in an effort to educate a new generation of broadcast technologists and increase diversity in the industry. Nab developed a prototype broadcast positioning system (bps) that can compliment and augment gps signals. Nab updated, published, and promoted a digital dash best practices report to educate radio Broadcasters and automakers on how to use metadata to maximize the user experience in modern automobiles. Nab's innovation challenge featured companies with new solutions to supply chain management for complex broadcast hardware and software as well as university researchers with innovative concepts for content curation and publishing.
Advocacy: there are more than 17,000 full power local radio and television stations in the us serving their communities through public service, local news, entertainment programming and vital community information such as amber alerts, traffic information, and severe weather warnings. Nab advocates before congress, the federal communications commission (fcc) and in the courts.

Grants made by NAB

GranteeGrant descriptionAmount
National Association of Broadcasters Leadership FoundationGeneral Support$250,000
Broadcast Education AssociationGeneral Support$45,000
National Urban LeagueGeneral Support$25,000
...and 9 more grants made

Personnel at NAB

Curtis J LegeytPresident and Chief Executive Officer / Chief Operating Officer / Executive Vice President , Government Relations / Executive Vice President / St / Senior Vice President$2,196,581
Gordon H SmithPresident and Chief Executive Officer$3,981,634
Tea GennaroChief Financial Officer and Executive Vice President of Operations$387,148
Cara Michelle Semone LehmanChief of Staff and Executive Vice President , Public Affairs / Executive Vice President , Public Affairs / Executive Vice President , Marketing$748,542
Lynn D ClaudySenior Vice President , Technology / St / Senior Vice President$444,714
...and 6 more key personnel

Financials for NAB

RevenuesFYE 12/2022
Total grants, contributions, etc.$825,081
Program services$51,859,824
Investment income and dividends$1,388,646
Tax-exempt bond proceeds$0
Royalty revenue$339,736
Net rental income$1,902,692
Net gain from sale of non-inventory assets$-392,402
Net income from fundraising events$0
Net income from gaming activities$0
Net income from sales of inventory$0
Miscellaneous revenues$1,217,361
Total revenues$57,140,938

Form 990s for NAB

Fiscal year endingDate received by IRSFormPDF link
2022-122023-11-14990View PDF
2021-122022-11-14990View PDF
2021-032022-02-14990View PDF
2019-032019-10-21990View PDF
2018-032018-11-15990View PDF
...and 8 more Form 990s
Data update history
January 24, 2024
Posted financials
Added Form 990 for fiscal year 2022
January 24, 2024
Updated personnel
Identified 14 new personnel
January 3, 2024
Used new vendors
Identified 2 new vendors, including , and
November 25, 2023
Posted financials
Added Form 990 for fiscal year 2021
July 17, 2023
Posted financials
Added Form 990 for fiscal year 2021
Nonprofit Types
Trade associationsBusiness and community development organizationsHeadquarter / parent organizations
Science and technologyArts, cultural, and humanitiesBusiness and industry
MembershipsPolitical advocacyReceives government funding
General information
1 M St Se
Washington, DC 20003
Metro area
Washington-Arlington-Alexandria, DC-VA-MD-WV
District of Columbia, DC
Website URL
(866) 682-0276
Facebook page
Twitter profile
IRS details
Fiscal year end
Taxreturn type
Form 990
Year formed
Eligible to receive tax-deductible contributions (Pub 78)
NTEE code, primary
S41: Promotion of Business
NAICS code, primary
813910: Trade Associations
Parent/child status
Central organization
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