At the SBE National Meeting held October 16 in Middleton (Madison), Wisconsin, Saginaw-based Alpha Media Regional Director of Engineering Geary Morrill was formally inducted to a 2-year term on the SBE Board of Directors. This follows an announcement in August by the Society following a month-long ballot process with its members. Morrill is a long-time member of SBE Chapter 91 in Central Michigan.
Wayne Pecena was sworn in as the next president of the SBE, replacing Jim Leifer, who becomes the immediate past president. Pecena will serve a one-year term as the society’s President. Pecena, a member of SBE’s Chapter 99 in College Station, Texas, is the assistant director of educational broadcast services at Texas A&M University, where he also serves as the director of engineering for public broadcast stations KAMU FM/TV.
Three other officers were inducted to one-year terms: Andrea Cummis (Chapter 15, New York; Roseland, N.J.) was voted Vice-President; Kevin Trueblood (Chapter 90, Southwest, Fla.; Ft. Myers, Fla.) will become the Secretary; and Ted Hand (Chapter 45, Charlotte, N.C.) was voted as Treasurer.
Others inducted to 2-year terms on the Board of Directors are Mark Fehlig (Chapter 40 San Francisco); Charles Keiler (Chapter 53 South Florida); Jason Ornellas (Chapter 43 Sacramento, Calif.); Chris Tarr (Chapter 28 Milwaukee); and Dan Whealy (Chapter 96 Rockford, IL). Those elected will begin their terms on October 16.
The SBE National Meeting was held in conjunction with the Wisconsin Broadcasters Association’s Broadcast Clinic.