SBE elects new governing body

The Society of Broadcast Engineers (SBE) has elected Christopher H. Scherer, as its 24th president. Scherer will lead the society beginning on October 20, following his induction during the SBE Annual Membership Meeting in Dallas, TX.

Scherer is a senior member of SBE. He is completing a term as national vice president, and is a past chairman of Chapter 59 in Kansas City and Chapter 70 in Cleveland. A member of the Society since 1989, he also currently serves as chairman of the SBE National Certification Committee, a position he has held since 2001.

The SBE also announced its new officers and new members to its board of directors for the organization that is made up of and represents technical engineers in radio and television. It offers a variety of certification programs for broadcast engineers, operators and technicians.

Other newly elected positions include: Clay Freinwald (a corporate engineer with Entercom, in Auburn, WA), vice president; Vincent A. Lopez (director of engineering at WSYT/WNYS TV, in Syracuse, NY), secretary; and Barry Thomas (vice president of engineering at Westwood One, in New York City), treasurer.

The SBE has more than 5300 members in 110 chapters across the United States. There are also members in 30 other countries.

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