Ex-Obama Legislative Aide Accepts NAB VP Role


The individual who served as a special assistant for legislative affairs for President Barack Obama from 2012-2017 has agreed to join the NAB as VP of NAB Government Relations.

Starting July 10, Josh Pollack will report to NAB EVP/Government Relations Curtis LeGeyt, assisting the broadcast media industry’s largest lobbying group in affecting Federal legislators on NAB policy initiatives.

“Josh’s distinguished public service in all three branches of federal government make him an ideal advocate on behalf of America’s broadcasters,” said NAB President/CEO and former Sen. Gordon Smith. “NAB is pleased to add him to our talented advocacy team as we tackle the legislative issues critical to our members.”

In the Obama White House, Pollack advocated for the President’s legislative agenda in the Senate. Prior to that, he was Director of Confirmations under President Obama, overseeing and directing all aspects of the confirmation process for Executive Branch appointees.

Before joining the White House, Pollack was an associate in the Litigation and Antitrust Practice Group for King & Spalding in Washington, D.C. He also served as a law clerk to the Honorable Raymond J. Dearie, chief judge of the U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of New York.

Pollack began his career in D.C. as a Legislative Assistant to Sen. Paul Sarbanes (D-Md.) from 2000 to 2006.