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Texas broadcasters elect new officers, board

Texas broadcasters this month elected a new slate of officers and filled several vacancies on the TAB Board of Directors.

New directors were installed at TAB's Annual Business Meeting on Thurs., Aug. 9.

The meeting was held in conjunction with TAB's 54th Annual Convention and Trade Show at the Renaissance Austin Hotel.

?Texas' broadcast industry is fortunate to have the benefit of so many community leaders who come togethTAB Officerser in the best interests of the state and our industry,? said TAB President Ann Arnold.

?TAB owes a lot of its success to these men and women who dedicate themselves to advancing what is the largest broadcast industry of any state in the country in conjunction with policymakers and station members alike. We couldn't do it without them!?

New Officers
(pictured here)

Chairman: Jackie Rutledge, KTXS-TV / KTXE-TV / KTES-TV Abilene-San Angelo
Vice Chairman: Jason Hightower, KMOO Mineola
Secretary: Danny Baker, KTBC-TV Austin
Treasurer: Matt Martin, Clear Channel Radio San Antonio
Past Chairman: Jerry Bobo, First Broadcasting Dallas-Fort Worth

New Board Members

  • Ray Alexander, KRGV-TV Rio Grande Valley (re-elected)
  • Billy Alonzo, South Plains College
  • Dan Bell, Texas State Networks
  • Ben Downs, Bryan Broadcasting Bryan-College Station
  • Chip Formby, KPAN-AM / FM Hereford (re-elected)
  • J.D. Freeman, Clear Channel Radio Dallas-Fort Worth (re-elected)
  • Mike Lee, KXXV-TV Waco; KRHD-TV Bryan-College Station (re-elected)
  • Kevin Lovell, KVIA-TV El Paso (re-elected)
  • David Loving, Univision Television San Antonio (re-elected)
  • Tim McCoy, Univision Radio Austin
  • Scott Parsons, GAP Broadcasting Lubbock
  • Barbara Rodgers, GSD&M (re-elected)
  • Rodney Zent, KAMU-TV / FM College Station (re-elected)

Returning Board Members

  • Chip Babcock, Jackson Walker LLP
  • Roger Bare, KHCW-TV Houston
  • Meredith Beal, Lasting Value Broadcasting Group
  • David Candelaria, Entravision Communications El Paso
  • Frank Carter, Univision Radio Dallas-Fort Worth
  • Dick Drilling, KIII-TV Corpus Christi
  • Van Greer, KBTV-TV Beaumont
  • Mary ?Mike? Hatcher, Bryan Broadcasting Bryan-College Station
  • Leon Hunt, KIVY Crockett; KMVL Madisonville
  • Brian Jones, Nexstar Broadcasting Group
  • Jeff Lyon, KIXS/KLUB Victoria
  • Mark McKay, KAMR-TV Amarillo
  • Tom O'Brien, KXAS-TV Dallas-Fort Worth
  • Chris Paddie, KMHT Marshall
  • Laura Prather, Sedgwick, Detert, Moran & Arnold
  • Mike Ryan, Clear Channel Radio El Paso
  • Gary Schneider, KTVT-TV/KTXA-TV Dallas-Fort Worth
  • Paul Watler, Jackson Walker LLP

View full board list with photos

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