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Lyons Takes Helm at AFCCE

Succeeds Robert Weller as president

The new slate of officers for the Association of Federal Communications Consulting Engineers Board of Directors has been announced, and John Lyons has been tapped to take over as president. Lyons, the assistant vice president and director of broadcast communications for The Durst Organization, most recently served as vice president and will replace Robert Weller, NAB vice president of spectrum policy, as the organization’s president.

John Lyons

Weller, who in addition to this position with the NAB will serve as the chairman of the IEEE BTS Symposium in 2018, told Radio World that he wanted to focus his limited volunteer time on that and made his decision to step down as president back at the June AFCCE Annual Meeting. He said the board agreed that Lyons should become the next president, but Lyons only became a full member of AFCCE in September and organizational by-laws required the president to be a full member. As a result, Weller agreed to be reelected as president over the summer until Lyons’ membership was elevated. Weller will continue to serve on the AFCCE board in his new position as secretary.

Additional moves include Chris Horne, professional engineer at ComSpec Corporation, becoming vice president after serving as secretary; and Ron Chase, retired, will remain as AFCCE’s treasurer. The other Board of Directors officers include Marshall Cross, professional engineer at Megaware Corp.; Steve Crowley, owner of Steven J. Crowley P.E. Consulting Engineer; Anne Goodwin Crump, attorney at Fletcher, Heald & Hildreth; Jon Edwards, professional engineer at CitySpace Consultants; and Mark Fehlig from Jampro. Officers will assume their new positions as of Oct. 1.

The vote took place on Sept. 15, during an AFCCE board meeting. According to Lyons, the date happened to coincide with his 51st anniversary in broadcasting.