Rick Feldman, who has served as President and CEO of NATPE for the past nine years will segue, as planned, from his post at the end of his contract on April 30 into a three-year consultancy with the organization. NATPE has retained Korn Ferry to administer an executive search to select a new operating chief for NATPE.
Press release from NATPE:
Los Angeles, CA – Rick Feldman, who has served as President and CEO of NATPE for the past nine years will segue, as planned, from his post at the end of his contract on April 30 into a three-year consultancy with the organization, it was jointly announced by Jordan Levin and Chris Grant, co-chairmen of NATPE.
NATPE has retained Korn Ferry to administer an executive search to select a new operating chief for NATPE. Feldman will assist with the transition.
“We deeply appreciate the contributions Rick has made to NATPE including his work most recently on our very successful Miami Conference, which grew in all key categories for the second year in a row,” Levin stated. “His knowledge and experience will continue to be put to good use as a consultant to the person we select and to the organization as a whole.”
Grant added, “Our goal now is to find an individual who can oversee the proposed plans we have for our 50th Anniversary celebration and can help implement the ideas we have discussed to grow NATPE and solidify its position as the premier content association in the world across all platforms, both traditional and emerging.”
Feldman stated, “I am very proud of what I have accomplished during my time as CEO of NATPE. We have expanded our programs, improved our financial position, enhanced our brand internationally, integrated the digital world and brought new life to our organization with our move to Miami. I look forward to working with the person who will replace me and with the organization as a consultant in the years ahead.”
Celebrating nearly 50 years of service to the ever-evolving television industry, NATPE continues to redefine itself and the services it provide to meet the needs of its members. In light of the changing dynamics of the global industry, NATPE has remained flexible in an effort to encourage and support the progress of the industry and all of the platforms it now serves. NATPE implements its mission by providing members with education, networking, professional enhancement and technological guidance through year-round activities and events. The Annual NATPE Conference and Exhibition is the only American program market serving the worldwide television community. This event is recognized throughout the world as a key media event for individuals who develop finance, advertise market or license programming, implement technology, exploit rights or leverage media assets.
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