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Conclave Adds Ten Board Members


Joining the Conclave board for the first time are Lori Lewis from Jacobs Media, Steve Linder President - Lakeland Broadcasting, Ronnie Stanton Brand Manager from Corus Entertainment, Brad Steele PD at KEEZ-FM in Mankato, Phil Strider Independent Affiliate Relations/Sales Broker, Roger Utnehmer President & CEO at Nicolet Broadcasting, Drake Donovan Voice Actor-Producer and George Woods Founder & CEO -

Rejoining the Board are programming veteran Michael Fisher (Chicago, IL) and Bob Goff Operations Manager - WCWI FM (Adams, WI). Incumbent Board members include Conclave Chairman of the Board Mark Bolke National Software Sales Manager - RCS (Minneapolis), Conclave veteran Jane Dyson (Minneapolis), Harv Blain Consultant - Vallie Richards Donovan Consulting (Chicago), Tom Kay - Conclave Executive Director Emeritus (Minneapolis), and Dan Spears Vice President Industry Relations - BMI (New York).

Board Chair Mark Bolke said, “This newly reformed Board is a direct result of the industry outreach the Conclave began over the winter, soliciting the help of interested individuals in helping the organization rise to new challenges. We’re thrilled that so many extremely talented and respected individuals have chosen to come on board for the next year. The new members, including professionals who are actively engaged in ownership, management, programming, sales, production, research, and new media, add a wealth of experience and perspective to the Conclave.”

The first tasks for the 2014-2015 Board are to firm-up plans for the 39th annual Learning Conference tentatively scheduled for Fall 2014.