SBE Opens 2009 National Elections

July 31, 2009

Indianapolis - Jul 30, 2009 - The official ballots for the annual election of the Society of Broadcast Engineers national board of directors were mailed on July 27, 2009, to all voting members of the SBE. SBE members will vote to fill the four available officer positions and the six of the 12 director seats. The ballots will be counted on the evening of Aug. 27, 2009, the official SBE board of directors election day.

The candidates this year:

President: Vincent Lopez, CEV CBNT
Syracuse, NY
Director of Engineering, WSYT/WNYS-TV

Vice President: Ralph Hogan, CPBE DRB CBNT
Tempe, AZ
Director of Engineering, KJZZ-FM/KBAQ-FM/Sun Sounds of Arizona

Secretary: Ted Hand, CPBE AMD 8-VSB CBNT
Charlotte, NC
Chief Engineer, WSOC-TV, WAXM-TV

Treasurer: Andrea Cummis, CBT CTO
Roseland, NJ
Broadcast Technology Consultant/Project Manager, Media Project Partners

Michael Englehaupt, CBT
San Francisco
Director of Broadcast Operations and Engineering

Mark Heller, CBRE CTO
Two Rivers, WI
President, General Manager and Chief Engineer, WTRW Incorporated/WGBW Radio

James E. Leifer, CPBE
West Palm Beach, FL
Director of Engineering and IT, Clear Channel Communications - Palm Beach

Greenville, SC
Corporate Regional Engineer, Entercom Communications

David Priester, CPBE
Ithaca, NY
Director of Technical Operations, Roy H. Park School of Communications, Ithaca College

Marcelo Sanchez, CPBE
Doral, FL
Director of Broadcast Operations and Engineering, WFOR/WBFS-TV

Chriss Scherer, CPBE CBNT
Overland Park, KS
Editor, Radio magazine

Joe Snelson, CPBE
Henderson, NV
Director of Engineering, Meredith Broadcasting Group

Officers serve one-year terms. Directors serve two-year terms. Complete candidate profiles can be viewed at Candidates elected will take office following an induction ceremony held during the SBE National Meeting on Oct. 7, in Verona, NY. The national meeting is being held in conjunction with the Broadcast and Technology Expo, sponsored by Chapter 22 of Central New York State.

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