MAB Chairman Stephen A. Marks, The Marks Group (Alpena and Marquette), announced the following change in the MAB Executive Committee:   

Scott Shigley, General Manager of Liggett Communications (Port Huron) is the new Vice Chair/Chair-Elect. 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). He assumed the General Manager position for Liggett Communications in July 2014. (Learn more about Scott Shigley.)

Mike Murri, Vice President General Manager for EW Scripps’ WXYZ/WMYD-TV (Detroit) becomes Secretary/Treasurer. Murri began his broadcasting career as an account executive at WJBK-TV. 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. Under Murri’s leadership, WXYZ has continued to build on its rich history of public service and local programming. (Learn more about Mike Murri.)

Debbie Petersmark, Vice President General Manager or WILX-TV (Lansing), a Gray Television station, was elected to the post of At-Large Director on the MAB Executive Committee. Petersmark joined the WILX in 2000 as an Account Executive and served as General Sales Manager from 2014-2018. Prior to joining WILX, she spent 10 years with Sparrow Foundation as the manager of the Children’s Miracle Network, where she led the fundraising efforts for the Regional Children’s Center and produced an annual telethon. (Learn more about Debbie Petersmark.)

These changes follow the resignation of Vice Chair/Chair-Elect Kevin Dunaway, formerly of Heritage Broadcasting, who took a new position as VP of Affiliate Relations and Content Development for VUitearlier this month.

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