NATPE Names Perth President, CEO

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NATPE named Rod Perth as its new president and CEO on Monday.

Perth replaces Rick Feldman, who moved to a consultant role at the end of April.

"After an expansive executive search process, where there were many highly qualified candidates, we concluded that Rod's broad range of experience reflects the diverse influences shaping our industry and NATPE's role in bringing together its various constituencies," said co-chairs Jordan Levin and Chris Grant. "Combined with his vast network of relationships and senior management skills, we believe Rod is ideally suited to evolve NATPE into a dynamic global organization relevant to all who touch content."

Perth was the founder and president of RHP Media Consulting, and his prior credits include: co-founder and president of television for ReelzChannel; president of Jim Henson Television Worldwide; and president, USA Networks Entertainment.

"I have grown up professionally knowing and experiencing what NATPE has to offer, and find the prospect of developing and implementing a path for its future to be an extremely exciting and challenging one. NATPE's executive committee and board represent many of the top leaders in our business and, with their support, I believe that we can accomplish a great deal together for the benefit of our members from around the world," said Perth.

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