Dodd to be chief lobbyist for motion pictures group
WASHINGTON – Former Sen. Chris Dodd (D-CT) will be the next CEO of the Motion Picture Association of America, according to the Hollywood Reporter.
Dodd, 66, will replace current MPAA CEO Dan Glickman as chief of the leading lobbying and trade group for the movies and television industry.
Dodd, who retired in January, served in the Senate since 1981, and has been a major Democratic power broker. He rose to become chairman of the powerful banking committee, where he played a key role in crafting the financial regulatory overhaul enacted last year.
The Connecticut Democrat announced his retirement last year amidst controversy regarding loan deals he made with Countrywide Financial.
Dodd unsuccessfully ran for president in 2008.