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ARRL General Bulletin ARLB020 (2021)

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ARLB020 ARRL Announces Leadership Changes in the Central Division

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ARRL Bulletin 20  ARLB020
From ARRL Headquarters  
Newington CT  July 23, 2021
To all radio amateurs 

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ARLB020 ARRL Announces Leadership Changes in the Central Division

ARRL Central Division Director Kermit Carlson, W9XA, has stepped
down as Central Division Director. Carlson made the announcement at
the July 2021 Board of Directors meeting this past weekend. Vice
Director Carl Luetzelschwab, K9LA, has acceded to the Director's
chair, and ARRL President Rick Roderick, K5UR, has appointed Brent
Walls, N9BA, to succeed Luetzelschwab as the Central Division Vice
Director. An ARRL Life Member, Walls served as Indiana Section
Manager from 2016 until 2018. Active in ARES, he is a former ARRL
Indiana Section Emergency Coordinator and also served as Marion
County, Indiana, Emergency Coordinator. He is an ARRL VEC volunteer
examiner.

Carlson served both as Vice Director and then Director of the
Central Division for a total of 12 years. He said his resignation
stemmed from "an intractable conflict" between Board and family
obligations that would impinge upon his travel on behalf of ARRL.
"It would be impossible to maintain the level of in-person
engagement with the Members that I believe is essential," Carlson
said.

Carlson said his "most challenging and rewarding experiences"
include the 11 years as Chair of the Electromagnetic Compatibility
Committee (EMC) and his recently concluded term as the chair of the
ARRL CEO Search Committee. He will continue to chair the EMC.
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