The Conclave Names Bob Shannon As Exec. Director
November 15, 2012 at 3:07 AM (PT)
Veteran broadcast executive BOB SHANNON has been named as THE CONCLAVE's new Exec. Director, it was announced today by Chairman of the Conclave Board of Directors MARK BOLKE. SHANNON, who succeeds TOM KAY, will be the organization's second-ever Exec. Director. KAY announced his retirement plans in SEPTEMBER (NET NEWS 9/5) after 37 years on the job.
Said BOLKE, "There obviously is no replacement for TOM KAY and his shaping THE CONCLAVE organization for the past 37 years. The executive selection committee was presented with a list of excellent candidates from which to choose. BOB SHANNON represents the consummate broadcasting professional with a shared vision and passion to move THE CONCLAVE into a new era. We are thrilled to name him as our new Exec. Director."
SHANNON, whose consulting company BOBSHANNONWORKS is based in MINNEAPOLIS, is the Pres. of SPOTMEDIA SERVICES, a former EVP at TM CENTURY, and the author of "Turn It Up! American Radio Tales 1946-1996."
On his new position he commented, "As a student of radio, I've long admired TOM and what he's done at THE CONCLAVE. Moving forward my goal is to build on his vision by expanding our online activity and looking very closely at how radio and our learning conference is addressing changes in media. This is a very exciting time, ripe with opportunities for those who know how to create compelling content. Stay tuned!"
SHANNON may be reached at firstname.lastname@example.org or (206) 755-5162.