Sean Kutzko, KX9X, Named New ARRL Media & Public Relations Manager; N1TA New Contest Branch Manager
ARRL Contest Branch Manager Sean Kutzko, KX9X, has accepted the position of ARRL Media and Public Relations Manager. Kutzko joined the ARRL as the Contest Branch Manager in October 2007. An enthusiastic operator in contests and VHF weak-signal work as well as a backpack QRPer, Kutzko holds a BA in Communications from the University of Illinois at Springfield and has worked at several National Public Radio affiliates in the Midwest.
“After spending the past six years promoting Radiosport to the Amateur Radio community, I’m looking forward to helping promote all of Amateur Radio and what we have to offer, both within our community and to the rest of the world,” Kutzko said. “Amateur Radio isn’t just a resource to our communities in time of need, it’s also a lot of fun.”
Taking over as Contest Branch Manager is Mike DeChristopher, N1TA. DeChristopher started at ARRL last year as a Logbook of The World specialist and Awards and Programs Assistant. “I’m very excited to be taking over the Contest Branch, and am looking forward to the new challenges this will bring,” DeChristopher said. He is active in contesting from his Feeding Hills, Massachusetts location.
Kutzko and DeChristopher will begin their new positions on June 17.