RTDNA Names Mike Cavender Executive Director
December 7, 2011 at 6:07 AM (PT)
The RADIO TELEVISION DIGITAL NEWS ASSOCIATION (RTDNA) has named former SYNAPTIC DIGITAL VP of Client Solutions MIKE CAVENDER as Executive Director of the RTNDA and its RADIO TELEVISION DIGITAL NEWS FOUNDATION educational division. CAVENDER has previously served as VP and News Director at several TV stations and has been active at the RTDNA for 20 years as Chairman, Director, Trustee and Treasurer.
"Journalists rely on RTDNA to defend their work and protect our right to a free and unfettered press," said RTDNA Chairman KEVIN BENZ. "MIKE's passion will energize our Association, reaffirming our commitment to providing best practices for the journalist and standing up for journalism in WASHINGTON, D.C.. With MIKE's leadership, we look forward to providing our members the support, guidance and mentoring they need to do their jobs and serve their communities."
RTDNF Chairman MARK KRAHAM said that the Foundation "performs an invaluable service for both young and mid-career journalists and news managers. MIKE's intimately familiar with these important roles, and he will serve our constituents very well."
"Throughout my news career, I've benefited greatly from the support and guidance of RTDNA/F," said CAVENDER. "It is a tremendous honor to lead this great organization that has for decades been so important to me and thousands of electronic journalists. I look forward to working with our staff and board in continuing to make this association and foundation invaluable assets to journalists."