SBE Elects Hogan to Second Term as President

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Indianapolis - Aug 29, 2012 - The results are in for the 2012-13 Society of Broadcast Engineers national board of directors after the society's first online election. Ralph Hogan, CPBE DRB CBNE remains as president for a second term.

Ralph Hogan

"I look forward to continuing the excellent progress the Society has made in the past year and begin exploring the recommendations of the strategic planning committee with the board of directors at our October National Meeting," said Hogan.

Officers are elected to serve one-year terms on the Society of Broadcast Engineers board of directors. Returning to the board as officers are Hogan, director of engineering for KJZZ-FM/KBAQ-FM, Tempe, AZ, as president; Joe Snelson, CPBE 8-VSB, vice president of engineering at Meredith Corporation in Las Vegas, NV, as vice president; James Leifer, CPBE, director of engineering and IT at Clear Channel South Florida in Miami as secretary; and Jerry Massey, CPBE 8-VSB AMD DRB CBNT, corporate regional engineer and DoE at Entercom Communications in Greenville, SC, as treasurer.

The election of six directors, for two-year terms, includes the return of Tim Anderson, CPBE DRB CBNT, manager, strategic radio market and product development, Harris Corporation Broadcast Communications Division in Mason, OH; Gary Kline, CBT CBNT, senior vice president of engineering, Cumulus Media in Atlanta; and Scott Mason, CPBE CBNT, west coast director of engineering, CBS Radio in Los Angeles.

New to the board as directors are Andrea Cummis, CBT CTO, senior director of engineering 
and operations, WNET in New York; John Heimerl, CPBE, vice president of strategic technologies, WHRO-TV, WHRO-FM, WHRV-FM in Norfolk, VA; and Wayne M. Pecena, CPBE 8-VSB AMD DRB CBNE, director of engineering, Texas A&M University-Educational Broadcast Services in College Station, TX.

2012 was the first year the society offered online voting, which saw a 64 percent increase in ballots cast from the previous year. The total number of ballots cast was 1,313, which is 511 more ballots than in 2011.

The national board of directors of the SBE is responsible for the development of policy and determines the programs and services the society provides to its more than 5,000 members. Those elected will begin their terms on October 24 during the SBE Membership Meeting. The newly elected will join the other six directors who have another year remaining in their terms as well as immediate past president, Vincent Lopez, CEV CBNT.

The National Meeting is being held in conjunction with The Rocky Mountain Audio Video Expo (AVX 2012) and the SBE/SMPTE Engineering Boot Camp. The event takes place in Denver Colorado Oct. 23-24, 2012.

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