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Bob Shannon Named Conclave Executive Director

Nonprofit adds broadcast executive to board

Broadcast executive Bob Shannon has been named as executive director for the Midwestern educational nonprofit the Conclave, according to Mark Bolke, chairman of the Conclave Board of Directors. Shannon will succeed Tom Kay and serve as the second executive director in the organization’s history.

“Bob Shannon represents the consummate broadcasting professional with a shared vision and passion to move the Conclave into a new era,” said Bolke.

Shannon, whose consulting company, bobshannonworks, is based in Minneapolis, is also president of SpotMedia Services. He’s a former executive vice president at TM Century and author of “Turn It Up! American Radio Tales 1946–1996.”

“As a student of radio I’ve long admired Tom and what he’s done at the Conclave. Moving forward my goal is to build on his vision by expanding our online activity and looking very closely at how radio and our learning conference are addressing changes in media,” Shannon said.