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ARRL CEO Taking His Open Door to Dayton, League Leadership Available for Input


ARRL CEO Tom Gallagher, NY2RF, said he’s looking forward to hearing in person from ARRL members when he makes his inaugural appearance at Hamvention®, May 20-22. Gallagher, who succeeded David Sumner, K1ZZ, as CEO in April, not only will be at Dayton for the first time on behalf of the ARRL but for his first time ever.

“My message to members is simple,” Gallagher said. “I am listening closely to what our members are saying. Don’t be shy. Step up, say hello, and tell me what’s on your mind.”

ARRL President Rick Roderick, K5UR, will be attending Hamvention for his initial outing in his new position. Roderick also encouraged ARRL members to visit the ARRL EXPO.

“A large group of ARRL personnel will be there, representing all Headquarters departments,” he pointed out. “See your League in action! Many ARRL Board of Directors members also will be on hand, so please come by and say hello.” Roderick succeeded Kay Craigie, N3KN, in the top volunteer position in January.

Gallagher and Roderick will head an ARRL contingent at Hamvention of more than 100 people.

ARRL Directors planning to attend Dayton this week include Dwayne Allen, WY7FD (Rocky Mountain Division); Jim Boehner, N2ZZ (Roanoke Division); Tom Frenaye, K1KI (New England Division); Dick Isely, W9GIG (Central Division); Mike Lisenco, N2YBB (Hudson Division); Kent Olson, KA0LDG (Dakota Division); David Norris, K5UZ (Delta Division); Bob Vallio, W6RGG (Pacific Division), and Dale Williams, WA8EFK (Great Lakes Division).

Williams will moderate the ARRL Member Forum, Saturday, 1:45-3:00 PM, in Room 5 of Hara Arena, and CEO Gallagher and President Roderick will be on hand. The forum is an opportunity to hear from local and national ARRL officials and volunteers on key areas of membership interest.

Also on hand will be ARRL and IARU President Emeritus Larry Price, W4RA; ARRL International Affairs Vice President Jay Bellows, K0QB; ARRL Second Vice President Brian Mileshosky, N5ZGT; ARRL First Vice President Greg Widin, K0GW, and ARRL CFO Barry Shelley, N1VXY.

About 2 dozen members of the ARRL Headquarters staff also will be on duty at ARRL EXPO, along with ARRL Vice Directors, Section Managers, and other ARRL Field Organization volunteers. 



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