Monday, June 14, 2021

ARRL Staff Changes

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 Section Managers.

Regulatory Information 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Finally, Norm Fusaro, W3IZ, has retired from his job as ARRL Operations Manager and has been replaced by well-known contester (and former CQ World Wide DX Contest co-director) Bob Naumann, W5OV.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).