The Convention Organizers

Who Are the People Who Make the Convention Happen?

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NRB Board of Directors & Executive Committee

NRB members elect a Board of Directors and Officers for the association. The Officers, along with five members-at-large elected from the Board of Directors, form the Executive Committee, which leads the association.

Board of Directors

Executive Committee

NRB Program Committee

The Program Committee is appointed annually by the Executive Committee and provides oversight for each year’s Convention program.

The 2019 Program Committee:

Jim Sanders (Chairman of the NRB Program Committee)
Executive Vice President, Ambassador Advertising Agency

Jerry A. Johnson
President & CEO, National Religious Broadcasters

Troy Miller
Executive Vice President, National Religious Broadcasters

Bop Lepine
Senior Vice President and Chief Creative Officer of FamilyLife

NRB Standing Committees

NRB Standing Committees are established to advance the overall mission of NRB and to serve the unique interests of specific constituencies within the NRB family. Work related to the annual Convention includes developing and hosting industry sessions along with various networking and peer-to-peer innovative exchange opportunities.

Church Media – Chair: Joshua Weiss, Abundant Life Assembly of God
Digital Media – Chair: Carl E. Bliss, Northwestern Media
Film – Co-Chairs: Robert Baehr, Christian Film & Television Commission; Bobby Downes, ChristianCinema.Com Inc.
Intercollegiate – Chair: Shur Gopal, North Greenville University
International – Chair: Tim Whitehead, Galcom International Inc. Canada
Music Licensing – Chair: Ed Atsinger, Salem Media Group
Radio – Chair: Michael Shelley, NewLife FM
Television – Chair: Greg Bogdan, Total Living International

Chair Bios

NRB Headquarters Convention Staff

Chuck Smith, Convention Floor Manager & Project Coordinator
Exposition, Autograph Booths, Prize Booths

NRB Convention Registrar, Palisades Convention Management

Jim Buckley, Palisades Convention Management
Exhibit Booths, Sponsorships, Promotions

James A. Smith Sr., Vice President of Communications
Press Center

Kenneth Chan, Director of Communications
Press Center, Press Registrations, Press Conference Room

Mary Montemayor, IT Coordinator & Communications Assistant
Press Center, Press Registrations, Press Conference Room

Lyndsey Thornton, Membership Coordinator
Member Center


Much of the setup and overall look of the Convention is in no small part due to our contractors.

The following vendors are currently working with NRB:

GES – General Decorator (Exhibit Hall and Public Area Signage/Graphics/Counters)
Encore! Productions – Ballroom Productions (General & Keynote Production Management)
Network Communications – Session, Affiliate, and Exhibitor Audio/Visual

Hotel & Facility Staff

The staff at the Anaheim Marriott and Anaheim Convention Center are some of the best in the country. From housekeeping to senior management, the staff give their best to help make Convention participants comfortable and the Convention a success.