NATPE Taps Reed Midem Alum As Chief Operating Officer

JP Bommel has been named managing director and chief operating officer of the National Assn. of Television Program Executives.

Bommel, formerly vice president of business development, entertainment for Reed Midem, will assume his new role at NATPE in September. Bommel is also a former president of global marketing for EMI/Capitol, Sony Music and BMG as well the founder of Barton Creek Intl., an event marketing and strategic partnership agency.

Bommel’s appointment follows NATPE’s announcement in March that president and CEO Rod Perth will step down after the 2016 NATPE conference in January. Earlier this week, Beth Braen, NATPE’s senior VP of marketing, announced her departure from the organization after more than 20 years to launch her own marketing shingle.

See More: NATPE to Seek New Chief Next Year After Rod Perth Steps Down

“I am very pleased that after interviewing many candidates, the board and I have selected JP to fill this newly created position,” said Perth. “JP has already served in a consultancy capacity with our organization, so that experience provides a head start on the learning curve. He has talent, experience and drive, and I’m confident he will be instrumental in continuing our commitment to being nimble and always dedicated to content.”

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