Conclave Names Mark Bolke Chair, Elect New Board Members
July 23, 2009 at 4:09 PM (PT)
THE CONCLAVE Board of Directors has elected industry veteran MARK BOLKE the new Board Chairman. BOLKE, currently VP/COO of A-WARE SOFTWARE, begins his term immediately, succeeding outgoing Board Chair, ENVISION’s TIM KELLY.
"The recently concluded summer learning conference reinforces the mission of THE CONCLAVE as a learning organization and the important role we play in our industry," BOLKE said. "I am thrilled to continue working with the existing Board and all of our newly elected Directors as their Chairman."
"We're thrilled MARK has accepted the Chairmanship in a most challenging time for THE CONCLAVE and the industry," CONCLAVE Exec. Dir. TOM KAY said, "We're already begun to tap MARK’s vast arsenal of experience as an air talent, program director, consultant, entrepreneur, and key executive for one of the industry’s fastest growing software companies, A-WARE! He brings immediate respect to the post, and will serve THE CONCLAVE well as an ambassador and architect for needed change inside our organization! He will no doubt continue THE CONCLAVE along the path of growth and innovation forged by his predecessor, TIM KELLY!"
The Board also elected five new Board Members: STEVE BRILL, General Operation Dir. for CITADEL/DES MOINES; DAVE MARTIN, CEO of MEDIA ARTS AND SCIENCES; JAY PHILPOTT, Technology Guru and air personality for (1065 THE ARCH)/ST. LOUIS, DAN SPEARS, BMI Assistant VP/Licensing; and LENORE WILLIAMS, VP/Affiliate Operations and Compliance for AMERICAN URBAN RADIO NETWORKS. BRILL, MARTIN and PHILPOTT return to the Board after a multi-year hiatus, while SPEARS and WILLIAMS are newcomers.
"The five new directors elected last weekend represent over a century’s worth of industry experience and are five of the most respected individuals around," KAY said. "They will be valuable contributors to an already stellar team of professionals who make up the CONCLAVE Board. Expect them to significantly -- and quickly -- move the bar within the organization!"