The former VP of CBS Network Operations and CEO of Leo Burnett Worldwide will take over operations, including planning of the various Emmy Awards programs.

Here’s the release:

The National Academy of Television Arts & Sciences (NATAS) and its Board of Trustees announced today that after an industry-wide search, Bob Mauro, former CBS Vice President of Network Operations and Executive Vice President and Chief Operating Officer for Leo Burnett Worldwide, has been appointed President of the organization.  Mr. Mauro, who recently was responsible for the broadcast operation of over 40 Television, Radio and Telecommunications clients at the Empire State Realty Trust, will take over the organization’s operation including the sales, promotion, marketing, financial management and planning of its various Emmy® Award programs.

“I couldn’t be more pleased to add such a talented senior executive as Bob Mauro to our organization,” said Chuck Dages, Chairman, NATAS.  “Bob’s breadth of experience in various industry positions of responsibility will be instrumental as our organization moves forward in our mission of recognizing excellence across the new landscape which is television.”