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Michigan Association of Broadcasters Announces New President and CEO

Casey Jones will step into the role this month

The Michigan Association of Broadcasters (MAB) has named Casey Jones as its new president and CEO, effective June 24.

Casey Jones

Jones succeeds Sam Klemet, who held the position since 2021 and went on to become the president and CEO of the Detroit Auto Show and the Detroit Auto Dealers Association.

Jones is currently the director of community affairs at WOOD TV8 in Grand Rapids, Mich.

“On behalf of the MAB Board, we are excited to welcome Casey as our new president and CEO,” said MAB Board Chair Debbie Petersmark in a press release, “And we sincerely thank the MAB staff, including Jennifer Clark and Rachel Krause who are serving as co-interim directors, for their stability and leadership during this transition.”

According to the press release, Jones was born and raised on the west side of Grand Rapids, attending West Catholic High School.

He worked as an intern at WOOD while attending Grand Valley State University, where he graduated in 2011 with a degree in journalism. Jones became a multi-media sports and news journalist in South Bend, Ind., before coming back to WOOD as weekend sports anchor, and advancing to morning anchor in 2015.

MAB said Jones has been an active member within the organization and, in 2022, was named the MAB Foundation Young Professional of the Year.

“It is a privilege to represent the thousands of broadcasters across the state of Michigan,” said Jones in the release. “I’m eager to take on the challenges our industry is facing with the support of our MAB members and partners. Together, we will promote the vitality of broadcasting and embrace the opportunities that come with ever-evolving technology and audience dynamics.”

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