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Hogan Given Second Term as SBE President

SBE increases number of ballots with online election

SBE President Ralph Hogan has been elected for a second term. The society chose10 members to join the board for the upcoming year, using for the first time an online voting system, which resulted in a 64% increase in number of ballots cast, according to a release from the society.

Elected officers serve one-year terms—all, in this case, ran unopposed. Hogan will be joined by Joe Snelson, CPBE, 8-VSB, vice president of engineering at Meredith Corp. in Las Vegas, 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, S.C., as treasurer.

Additionally, six directors were elected to two-year terms, out of eight candidates. The results include the return of Tim Anderson, CPBE, DRB, CBNT, manager of strategic radio market and product development at Harris Corp. in Mason, Ohio; Gary Kline, CBT, CBNT, senior vice president of engineering at Cumulus Media in Atlanta and Scott Mason, CPBE, CBNT, West Coast director of engineering at CBS Radio in Los Angeles.

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

The Society of Broadcast Engineers has more than 5,000 professional television and radio engineering members in 114 chapters across the United States, Hong Kong, and in 20 other countries. The SBE board of directors is responsible for developing policy and determining the programs and services it provides for its members.

The SBE board of directors’ new posts will begin at their national meeting on Oct. 24 in Denver.