The National Association of Broadcasters (NAB) announced that its Senior Vice President of Business Development, David Dziedzic, has died after battling brain cancer. He was 49.
“The NAB family has lost a great friend. For nearly 15 years, David Dziedzic was central to the success of the NAB Show and helped make it one of the top trade show events in the world. He took the association to new levels of achievement through his creative leadership of NAB services and membership development outreach,” said Chris Brown, NAB’s Executive Vice President, Conventions and Business Operations.
“We will remember David’s unpretentious, ‘can-do’ spirit, and we will honor him as a great family man who was a profile in courage and inspiration during his difficult fight over the last year. We grieve for Diane and David’s three sons, but we take comfort knowing that David touched countless lives in a remarkably positive way,” Brown added.
Dziedzic assumed his position as Sr. VP of Business Development with NAB in November 2006. He was responsible for most of the non-dues revenue of the association, including exhibit sales, sponsorship, advertising, member services, merchandise and publications. He had joined NAB as Sr. VP of advertising and services in January 1997. Prior to NAB, David was the vice president of marketing for the Texas Rangers. Before his work with the Texas Rangers, David was the director of special events for Major League Baseball in New York.
The funeral service for David Dziedzic will be held Wednesday, January 18 at 10:30 am, at Our Lady of Good Counsel Church in Vienna, VA. Viewing hours will be held 2:00-4:00 pm and 6:00-8:00 pm on Tuesday, January 17 at Money & King funeral home in Vienna.
In lieu of flowers, the family suggests that memorial contributions may be made to the National Brain Tumor Society’s Race for Hope, DC (Team Davey Doo, www.curebraintumors.org) or Life with Cancer Center (www.lifewithcancer.org), 8411 Pennell Street, Fairfax, VA 22031.