By: Debbie Kenyon, MAB Chairman and Senior VP/Market Manager, CBS Radio Detroit
For my first order of business as your newly elected Chairman of the MAB Board of Directors, I would like to express my appreciation to Immediate Past Chairman Ed Fernandez, Divisional General Manager E.W. Scripps, for his leadership this past year. His work, on your behalf as members of the MAB, has helped us to align our structure to meet modern business practices and to set in motion a Future Focus Plan to ascertain the future needs of our membership and identify ways the MAB can help to fulfill those needs.
Though I am sorry that unavoidable pressing business kept me from attending the Awards Banquet with many of you, I want to offer my heartfelt congratulations to the award winners, Congresswoman Miller, Bucky Love, Paul Jacobs, Steve Schram, Paul W. Smith and and Lifetime Achievement Award recipient Julie Koehn.
It is my pleasure to serve as your Chairman and I look forward to working with the other new officers: Peter Tanz, Midwest Communications; Gary Baxter, WSYM-TV (Lansing); and Zoe Burdine-Fly, Townsquare Media, and to speaking with each of you at future MAB events. I welcome your thoughts and ideas on how we can serve our members best as we all face the ever-changing future of the broadcasting industry.