Several staff changes
have been announced by the ARRL as a result of the recent retirements of
long-time staffers and an ongoing reorganization of the Field Services Department,
which administers the League's volunteer organization along with elected
Manager Dan Henderson, N1ND, retired in early June after nearly 23 years on the
ARRL staff. He is being replaced by Field Services Manager Bart Jahnke, W9JJ,
who is retaining responsibility for contest management. The new Field Services Manager
is Mike Walters, W8ZY, who comes to the position from the volunteer post of
Connecticut Section Emergency Coordinator.
Finally, Norm Fusaro, W3IZ, has
retired from his job as ARRL Operations Manager and has been replaced by
well-known contester (and former CQ World Wide DX Contest co-director) Bob
Naumann, W5OV. Naumann most recently worked in sales for DX Engineering.
On the topic of
retirements, former ARRL General Counsel Chris Imlay, W3KD, has announced his
retirement as of December from another longtime post, as General Counsel for
the Society of Broadcast Engineers (SBE). Imlay has worked with that
organization since 1980, according to RadioWorld,
which says his roster
of other clients has included JVC Kenwood, NASCAR, the National Football League
and Goodyear. Imlay served as Counsel and General Counsel for the ARRL from 1982
to 2018. He was recently inducted into the CQ Amateur Radio Hall of Fame (see announcement
below and article in July issue).