The MAB Board of Directors is made up of top managers and owners from radio and television stations throughout Michigan. Officers are elected annually at the Annual Business Meeting. Directors serve three year terms.

Officers

  • Gary Baxter, Chairman

    General Manager, Fox 47 WSYM-TV (Lansing), E.W. Scripps Co.
  • Zoe Burdine-Fly, Vice Chair/Chair-Elect

    Regional Vice President, Townsquare Media (Lansing/Flint)

    Zoe Burdine-Fly, Vice Chair/Chair-Elect

    Zoe Burdine-Fly brings more than 25 years of media leadership experience from major media companies, including Townsquare Media, Clear Channel, and Citadel Communications in markets like Lansing, Flint, Syracuse, and Chicago. Best known for her energetic spirit, creativity and tenacity, she has been in a leadership role in one form or another since the early 1990s in the radio industry. Most recently, Zoe was the Regional Vice President for Townsquare Media in New Jersey, where she was named on the of the “50 Most Influential Women in the Radio Industry” by Radio Inc. Zoe is currently the Market President for two of Townsquare Media’s key markets, Lansing and her hometown of Flint, Mich.

  • Stephen A. Marks, Secretary/Treasurer

    President/CEO, The Marks Group (Alpena)

    Stephen A. Marks, Secretary/Treasurer

    Stephen Marks started his broadcasting career at the age of 17 as a copy writer at WINX in Rockville, Maryland. While there, he was able to learn enough to pass the FCC 3rd class with number 9 endorsement license test. His early career was spent in radio holding positions from marketing to management. That included working with Mutual Broadcasting Systems (MBS) in Affiliate Programming and Syndication, after graduating in 1973 from American University in Washington D.C. In 1983 he acquired 51 percent of Thunder Bay Broadcasting Corporation in Alpena, Michigan. Today as a 100-percent shareholder, he still serves as President/CEO of WBKB-TV. His other Michigan stations include Lake Superior Community Broadcasting, WBUP-TV/WBKP-TV and Houghton Community Broadcasting, WOLV-FM, WHKB-FM, and WCCY-AM. Under the DBA of The Marks Group, he holds a total of 5 television stations and 14 radio stations. His Michigan stations fund two student scholarships with MAB Foundation.

  • Michael Renda, At-Large Director

    Vice President/General Manager , Fox 2 WJBK-TV (Detroit)

    Michael Renda, At-Large Director

    Michael Renda began his broadcast career in radio at WOHO in Toledo, Ohio in 1977 as a Local Account Executive and very shortly thereafter moved to across the street to WTVG-TV in the same capacity.  Storer Television was the next stop for Mike, moving to Chicago as the National Sales Representative.  Stops in New York and Cleveland followed with Renda taking the General Sales Manager position at WJW in 1989. After a five year tenure as General Sales Manager at WLWT in Cincinnati, Renda returned to WJW in Cleveland, this time as VP and General Manager.  Renda served as WJW’s General Manager for 10 years before accepting a similar position at WTXF Fox 29 in Philadelphia in April 2007. Chicago was next and another VP and General Manager position at WFLD/WPWR, overseeing both the Fox and MyNetwork Television stations from September 2009 through January 2013. Renda graduated from Miami University (Ohio) in 1976.  He’s married to Susan and has two children, Matt and Emily.

  • Peter Tanz, Immediate Past Chair

    Senior Vice President, Midwest Communications (Kalamazoo)

    Peter Tanz, Immediate Past Chair

    Peter Tanz is Senior Vice President for Midwest Communications, a family broadcasting company with radio stations in Michigan, Illinois, Indiana, Minnesota, North Dakota, South Dakota and Wisconsin. Peter joined Midwest Communications in Green Bay, Wisc., as an advertising sales representative in 1985 and was promoted to General Manager in 1987. He managed stations in Wausau, Wisc., Lincoln, Neb., and Omaha, Neb.,before coming to Michigan in 1995. In Michigan, he works with Midwest’s 14 stations in Battle Creek, Coldwater, Holland, Kalamazoo and Lansing. Peter is involved with many community organizations and is past chair of the Coldwater and Kalamazoo Chambers of Commerce and the Kalamazoo Visitor and Convention Bureau.

  • Karole L. White

    President/CEO, MAB, and Executive Director, MAPB

    Karole L. White

    When Karole L. White arrived at the MAB more than 25 years ago, the organization had a part time executive director, a few boxes of files, about $150,000 dollars in the bank and membership was only at about 50 percent of its potential. With the help of very positive board members, Ms. White grew the MAB to become one of the most respected trade associations in the state and among the best state broadcaster associations in the nation. MAB now has a membership penetration of 89 percent.

    Prior to joining the MAB, Ms. White was the Executive Vice President Director for the Michigan Floral Association, the Executive Director of the MFA Health Insurance Trust, the managing director of MFA Federal Credit Union and President, Executive Director MAB Floral Service Inc. She has been in Association Management in the Greater Lansing area for over 30 years. She has served in executive positions with the Michigan Funeral Directors Association, United States Cheerleaders Association, Muscular Dystrophy Association and was a partner in BKM Advertising and Display Company.

    Ms. White received her broadcasting back ground through advertising as Marketing Director for Forbes Cohen Properties in Lansing and as Telethon Manager for MDA. She has been honored with numerous awards, including most recently induction into the Michigan Society of Association Executives Hall of Fame and the Citizen’s Medal of Honor from the National Guard. A life time learner, Ms. White attended Lansing Business University, Lansing Community College and Michigan State University.

  • Tom Hahn

    Vice President of Finance

    Tom Hahn

    Tom Hahn is the Vice President of Finance for the MAB and its multiple entities. He has been with the MAB since 2003 and handles accounting and finance for the organization. Before joining the MAB, he was in the banking industry, primarily in commercial lending. Hahn holds a BBA from the University of Michigan and an MBA from Michigan State University. His interests include reading and golf.

Directors

  • Dan Boers

    News Director, WOOD-TV (Grand Rapids)

    Dan Boers

    Dan Boers is the News Director for WOOD TV in Grand Rapids.  He has been with the station for 20 years in a number of roles including producer, assignment manager, Director of News Operations, and Assistant News Director. He was a producer at WILX TV in Lansing for about a year early in his career. Dan is a 2016 Kneeland Fellow. The organization focuses on news ethics, management and leadership. He holds a Bachelor of Arts degree in Broadcasting from Grand Valley State University. He and his wife Lisa have two children.

  • Chad Conklin

    General Manager, Sinclair Broadcasting (Flint)

    Chad Conklin

    Chad Conklin is the General Manager of WEYI NBC25, WSMH FOX66 and WBSF CW46 in Flint.  He has been with Sinclair Broadcast Group in the Flint/Saginaw/Bay City market for 15 years.  Chad holds a Bachelor of Arts degree in Business/Marketing from Mount Mercy College in Cedar Rapids, Iowa.

  • Sheryl Coyne

    President/CEO, Blarney Stone Broadcasting (Grayling)
  • Rob David

    President / General Manager, Handyman Productions (Novi)

    Rob David

    Robert David’s career in the radio broadcasting industry spans four decades, all of them in
    Michigan. He is currently the President / General Manager of Handyman Productions, a
    radio program syndication and marketing firm working with various radio talk programs
    around the country. The company had previously produced and distributed the award-
    winning ‘Handyman Show with Glenn Haege’ in Michigan and across the country. This
    followed an extensive radio broadcasting sales and management career as a Radio Account
    Executive in Flint; followed by positions in broadcast sales, management and station
    ownership in the Detroit market. His involvement with MAB includes serving as a current
    MAB board member, former chairperson of the MAB Foundation Board, as well as, former
    chair of the annual Great Lakes Broadcasting Conference (GLBC) [now Great Lakes Media
    Show]. He has traveled to Washington, DC, on several occasions as part of the MAB “Call
    on Congress,” and is presently a member of the MAB-Political Action Committee board.

    Rob was the inaugural recipient of the “MAB Associate of the Year” award in 2006 and
    inducted into the Michigan Broadcaster’s Hall of Fame in 2017. Rob is a proud graduate of
    Michigan State University and was named an ‘Outstanding Alumnus’ by the Eli Broad College
    of Business and was presented with the prestigious ‘MSU Alumni Service Award’ for his
    service and support of the University. Outside of broadcasting, he is a recent graduate of
    the FBI Citizen’s Academy, and the Novi Ambassador Academy.  Lastly, Mr. David is a
    member of the Consular Corps of Michigan having been appointed as the Honorary Consul
    for Grenada. The Honorable Robert David and his wife, Marcia, reside in Novi.

  • Kevin Dunaway

    Vice-President/General Manager, Heritage Broadcasting (Cadillac/Traverse City)

    Kevin Dunaway

    Kevin Dunaway began his career as a news producer for 9 & 10 News/Heritage Broadcasting in September of 1998. After producing Michigan this Morning and 9 & 10 News at Noon, Kevin moved to assignment manager in December of that same year. After 4 months of working the desk in the newsroom handling assignments and breaking news in northern Michigan, Kevin moved into the role of assistant news director. There he managed the day to day operations of the 9 & 10 News department. In March of 2000, Kevin was promoted to News Director at 9 & 10 News/Heritage Broadcasting. Kevin’s role expanded in 2007 when he began to oversee the news department of the local FOX television station as well. During his time as news director, he has expanded the amount of news programming from 4 ½ hours a day to 7 ½ hours a day. He also ran a news department that won countless MAB and Associated Press news awards, including the MAB General Excellence Award for station of the year in 2000, 2001, 2003, 2004, 2005, 2006, 2010, 2011, 2013 and 2014. In 2013, Heritage Broadcasting added the duty of company Vice President to his job description. In his new additional role, Kevin helped oversee staffing, direction and assisted the General Manager with the future vision of the company. In April of 2016, Heritage Broadcasting named Kevin Dunaway General Manager/Vice President. Kevin has a wife, Michelle, and 10-year-old daughter, Elizabeth. They enjoy spending time exploring northern Michigan and traveling whenever they get a chance.

  • Mac Edwards

    Vice President/Market Manager, Beasley Media Group (Detroit)

    Mac Edwards

    With more than 40 years of professional experience in radio, Mac “Edwards” McTindal is Vice President/Market Manager for  Beasley Media Group (Detroit), a company he has served for 30 years, 18 as General Manager or Market Manager. Mac began his career as on-air talent before adding program director responsibilities. He worked in Spartanburg, S.C., Charlotte, N.C., Coastal, N.C. and Astin, Texas before he settled in as PD at Beasley’s WKML in Fayetteville, N.C. in 1991.  He then became GM of WFLB-FM & WAZZ-AM when Beasley acquired those stations in 1996. He was named Fayetteville Market Manager in 2007 and Detroit Market Manager in 2017. Mac has earned honors as Beasley Market Manager of the Yearin 2017, Radio Ink Top GM/Small Market in 2007, Beasley General Manager of the Year in 1999 and Beasley Program Director of the Year in 1994. He is married to Angela McTindal and has three grown daughters Emery, Chatham, and Lauren.

  • Brad Lanser

    General Manager/Vice-President, Lanser Broadcasting

    Brad Lanser

    Brad Lanser began his career in broadcasting a little over 20 years ago.  He started out as a Sales Consultant and later took over the General Manager duties along with becoming Vice-President and eventually part owner.  Lanser Broadcasting currently operates two radio stations (JQ99 and “The Pledge”) in the Grand Rapids market. Before coming to Lanser Broadcasting Brad owned a Landscape Company and operated it for 10 years before joining the Broadcast ranks.

  • Kim Krause

    General Manager, Tribune Broadcasting (Grand Rapids)

    Kim Krause

    Kim Krause is currently the VP/General Manager of WXMI, a FOX affiliate and Tribune Media property in Grand Rapids, Michigan.

    Kim was named VP/General Manager of WXMI, in January 2017.

    Before taking over the GM position, Kim worked as VP of Sales and Marketing for WZZM, the ABC affiliate in Grand Rapids. Prior to her position as VP Sales/Marketing, Kim was their Local Sales Manager starting June of 1998.

    Before joining WZZM 13, Kim worked for one year as Local Sales Manager at WLAJ ABC 53, in Lansing, Michigan.

    Kim graduated from Hope College in 1986 with a double major in Political Science and Psychology. Upon graduation, Kim spent six years as an Account Executive at WWMT Ch 3 in the West Michigan market and then was promoted to Special Projects Manager.

    Kim currently serves as Vice Chairman of the Board of Directors for the Ronald McDonald House of Western Michigan. She has also served on numerous other community boards including The Humane Society of Western Michigan and Camp Newaygo for Girls.

    Kim and her husband Gary reside in East Grand Rapids along with their 14 year old daughter Elle.

     

  • Chris Monk

    Regional Vice President/Market Manager, Cumulus Media (Saginaw)

    Chris Monk

    Chris Monk began his career in January 1979 after graduating from Southern Illinois University with a degree in Broadcast Management. On January 01st, 1979 he headed west for his first job in radio.

    He began his career in Reno, Nevada (Lotus Communications). For the better part of twenty years he worked various West Coast markets. Las Vegas, NV (Western Cities Broadcasting), Sacramento, CA (Nationwide Communications), and Tucson, AZ (Journal Broadcast Group) before he returning to Traverse City/Petoskey to work with Palmer Pyle to manage Northern Star Broadcasting.

    For ten years Northern Star Broadcasting grew from nine stations “below to bridge” to a total of twenty-one stations serving the additional markets of Iron Mountain, Marquette and Sault Ste. Marie.

    In 2007, he joined Citadel Broadcasting to manage their stations in Saginaw and Flint. He left for five years to do consulting work and manage stations in Fort Wayne, IN for Adams Radio Group. In January 2017, he returned to Saginaw to re-join Cumulus as a Regional Vice President overseeing their stations in Saginaw, Flint and Ann Arbor.

    In addition to radio, his other passion is teaching. He has been an adjunct professor at Northwood University in Midland since 2010.

    When not in one of his markets or the classroom, you’ll find him at home in Horton Bay (Boyne City) with his wife, Georganna. They live on twelve acres overlooking beautiful Lake Charlevoix.

  • Todd Mohr

    President, Aurora Media LLC (Escanaba)
  • Mike Murri

    Vice President/General Manager, WXYZ-TV/WMYD-TV (Detroit)

    Mike Murri

    Mike Murri began his broadcasting career as an account executive at WJBK-TV. He was hired by WXYZ as an account executive in 1982 and was promoted to local sales manager in 1996, director of sales in 2001, and station manager in 2012. In 2015, he was promoted to vice president and general manager of WXYZ and the newly acquired My Network affiliate WMYD, TV20. In 2015, Murri lead the team effort to create a new street-side studio in the heart of downtown Detroit. The studio is home to 7 Action News at noon, and connects viewers to the vibrant rebirth of the city. Under Murri’s leadership, WXYZ has continued to build on its rich history of public service and local programming. The station has syndicated its coverage of the Woodward Dream Cruise to stations across the country; advanced the multi-platform approach to storytelling with a series of ground-breaking news stories; and launched a Detroit 2020 town hall initiative. WXYZ has been named “Station of the Year” by the Michigan Association of Broadcasters, top station in the Detroit market by the Michigan chapter of the National Academy of Television Arts and Sciences, and honored as a finalist in the National Association of Broadcasters Service to America Awards. Murri is a board member of the Michigan Association of Broadcasters, Forgotten Harvest, the Woodward Dream Cruise, and the Detroit Metro Convention & Visitors Bureau. He lives in Rochester Hills with his wife Mary and has three children; Lauren, Katie and Michael.

  • Scott Shigley

    General Manager, Liggett Communications (Port Huron)

    Scott Shigley

    Scott Shigley started his broadcast career in sales at the Liggett owned station in Lansing, WFMK in 1993. He began his sales management career in 1998, managing stations in Adrian, Michigan (Friends Communications: WQTE,WABJ, WBZV), Port Huron (Liggett Communications: WSAQ/WBTI/WPHM/WHLS/WHLX), Greater Media Detroit (WMGC- Magic 105.1, WCSX Classic Rock 94.7). After that, Scott worked in advertising sales at Fox Sports Detroit before having the opportunity to return to his adopted home town of Port Huron in 2011, where Scott assumed the General Manager position for Liggett Communications in July 2014. Scott manages WSAQ, WBTI, WPHM, WHLS, and WHLX. He is a graduate of University of Michigan and Reading Schools in lower Michigan. Scott is married to wife Christine and they have three children: Kalyn, Isaac and Avery and two grandchildren. Scott loves to do anything outdoors, especially playing golf, coaching softball and UM football games.

  • Kathy Stinehour

    Vice President/General Manager, Radio One (Detroit)

    Kathy Stinehour

    Kathy Stinehour, Vice President/General Manager of Radio One cluster in Detroit, is an experienced broadcast executive with more than 25 years of senior management experience in media and radio broadcasting. She has served in her current position since 2008 and was previously President/CEO for Archway Broadcasting in Atlanta, Ga., from 2004-2007, Vice President/Market Manager for Cumulus Broadcasting in Toledo, Ohio, from 2003-2004 and Executive Vice President for Clear Channel Communications in Houston, New York and Chicago from 1995 to 2002. Kathy was named one of Radio Ink Magazine’s “Most Influential Women In Radio” in 2001, 2016, 2017 and 2018 as well as a “Who’s Who in Chicago Business” by Crain’s Chicago Business in 2001.

Honorary Members

  • Bruce Goldsen

    President/GM, Jackson Radio Works