After eight years working in the Communications Department of the National Association of Broadcasters, Zamir Ahmed has been awarded VP stripes by the trade group. Ahmed has been promoted from Director, Media Relations to VP, Media Relations.
Ahmed began his career in Washington as an intern in the office of Sen. Dianne Feinstein (D-CA) in 2008. He joined NAB in February 2011 as Manager, Media Relations, following a two-year stint as Deputy Press Secretary for the House Committee on Small Business. Ahmed was promoted to Senior Manager, NAB Media Relations in July 2014, and Director, Media Relations in July 2016.
As VP, Ahmed will shape messaging for NAB communications in the public policy arena and serve as an occasional spokesman in dealing with the trade and consumer press. He will continue to report to Executive VP of Communications Dennis Wharton and will work closely with Ann Marie Cumming, NAB Senior VP Communications.
“We’re pleased to reward Zamir for his loyalty to NAB, his intellect and strong work ethic, and his excellent writing skills,” Wharton said in a news release. “He’s a terrific asset to our organization and to free and local broadcasting.”
Ahmed holds a B.A. in English from Middlebury College, and has the distinction of making an appearance as a “Jeopardy” contestant in 2014.