VP, Advanced Engineering
National Association of Broadcasters
David Layer is vice president, advanced engineering in NAB's Technology department. David has been with NAB since 1995 focusing primarily on the radio technology and standards setting area.
David’s principal responsibilities include serving as a project manager for technology projects being conducted by PILOT (formerly NAB Labs), and as principal administrator of the NAB Radio Technology Committee, a group of technical executives from NAB member companies that advises NAB on technology development and technical regulatory matters. Currently, David is the chairman of the RadioDNS Steering Board and is the NAB representative to the RDS Forum. He is also vice-chair of the North American Broadcasters Association (NABA) Radio Committee. He is a senior member of the IEEE and a member of the Association of Federal Communications Consulting Engineers (AFCCE).
David was the recipient of Radio World’s 2015 Excellence in Engineering Award and was recognized by Radio Ink Magazine in November 2010 as among the top ten best engineers in radio. In 2014 David received the Consumer Electronics Association Technology Leadership Award. The IEEE BTS awarded David the Matti Siukola Memorial Award for the Best Paper of both the 2014 and 2018 IEEE Broadcast Symposia.