The ARRL has a new CEO and a new editor of QST magazine. David Minster, NA2AA, of Wayne, New Jersey, began his new role as ARRL Chief Executive Officer on September 28. According to the ARRL Letter, he had previously been Managing Partner at a management consulting company and Chief Information Officer at Unilever, a multinational conglomerate, among other top management positions. Licensed since 1977, Minster holds an Extra Class license and is involved in a wide variety of amateur radio activities, from contesting to traffic-handling.
Steve Ford, WB8IMY, the longtime editor of QST and ARRL Publications Manager, announced his retirement in the September issue of QST. He is being succeeded by longtime Managing Editor Becky Schoenfeld, W1BXY, who took the reins as QST Editorial Director as of the October issue.
The League also announced that Paul Gilbert, KE5ZW, of Cedar Park, Texas has joined the staff as ARRL's first Director of Emergency Management. Gilbert is currently ARRL South Texas Section Manager and was most recently Radio Officer for the Texas State Guard headquarters staff. The Texas State Guard is part of the state's military department, along with the Army and Air National Guard branches.