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NRB Congratulates Newly Elected, Re-Elected Standing Committee Members

NRB has released this year’s list of members and chairmen for NRB's Standing Committees – several of whom were nominated and elected for the first time during the NRB 2013 Convention & Exposition held this past month in Nashville, TN.

Established to advance the overall mission of NRB, Standing Committees serve the unique interests of specific constituencies within the NRB family – namely, Church Media, Intercollegiate (iNRB), International, Internet, Music Licensing, Radio, and Television.

Among the ways Standing Committees render valuable and helpful assistance to the NRB are:

  • Developing educational and training opportunities made available through NRB Conventions and other venues.
  • Identifying and developing specific member benefits that will strengthen our members’ ability to fulfill their ministry purpose. 
  • Evaluating industry developments, trends, and technologies that may impact our members’ ability to fulfill their mission. 
  • Providing relevant news and information for inclusion in NRB communication devices to keep our members informed on important matters.

In addition, all Standing Committee chairmen not already on the Board of Directors serve as ex-officio members of the Board.

Next month, the Standing Committees will meet to prepare for the next Convention – to be held February 22-25, 2014.

Also gathering will be those interested in adding their voice to the open-to-all Advisory Council Meetings.

The Advisory Council Meetings and Leadership Meetings will take place May 29-31 at the Gaylord Resort & Convention Center in Nashville.

For those planning to attend, or those who are just interested in learning more, contact Judy Stephens at (703) 331-4510 or click here.

The following is the list of this year’s Standing Committee chairmen and members:

Church Media  

Chairman:
Rod Payne, Christian Family Network Television

Members:
Justin Diel, LifeWay Christian Resources
Dave Kalahar, Valley Baptist Church
Ron Lambros, Touching Lives, Inc.
Andy Lowe, Bible Believers Network
Angie McGregor, Ron Phillips Ministries
Andrew Stevens, North Greenville University
Joshua Weiss, CrossTalk (New)  

Intercollegiate (iNRB)

Chairman:
Jeff Young, Louisiana College (New)

Members:
Heidi Campbell, Bob Jones University
Jamey Durham, Trevecca Nazarene University (New)
Kornel Gerstner, Liberty University
Shurajit Gopal, North Greenville University
Mitch Land, Regent University (New)
Don Piper, Palm Beach Atlantic University
Chuck Pollak, Sharing International
Rob Price, Southwestern Assemblies of God University
Joseph Rinehart, Mount Vernon Nazarene University
Ann Sorenson, Northwestern College (New)  

International

Chairman:
Hannu Haukka, IRR/TV

Members:
Jeffrey P. Anderson, Jeffrey P. Anderson & Associates
Ron Harris, MEDIAlliance International
Larry Hauer, Campus Crusade for Christ International
Jon Hull, KSBJ Radio
Stan Jeter, CBN News
Emmanuel Mbennah, TWR (Africa) (New)
Dave Pasechnik, HCJB Global (New)
Ratna Sajja, In Touch Ministries
Tim Whitehead, Galcom International
Dave Young, Blount Communications Group (New)
Tom Zahradnik, The Sound of Life Radio Network

Internet

Chairman:
Chad Williams, Five Q (New)  

Members:
William Anderson, The Christian Post (New)
Brad Davies, Dunham+Company
Sandy Ellingson, Infinity Concepts, LLC
Adam Grandy, Moody Radio (New)
Rebecca Gregory, Pursuant KMA
Steven Koster, Reframe Media
Nathan Tabor, TCVmedia.com
Kristie Wahlquist, Salem Web Network
Ron Weber, Trinet Internet Solutions, Inc.  

Music Licensing

Chairman:
Ed Atsinger, Salem Communications Corporation

Executive Director:
Russ Hauth, Salem Communications Corporation  

Radio

Chairman:
Jim Kirkland, Blue Ridge Broadcasting/Billy Graham Evangelistic Association

Members:
Jennifer Hayden Epperson, WRMB-FM
Eben Fowler, Bott Radio Network
John Hayden, Revive Our Hearts
Jim Levy, Focus on the Family
Ric McClary, The Light Radio Network (New)
Larry Nobles, From His Heart Ministries
David Pierce, Educational Media Foundation
Michael Shelley, Toccoa Falls College Radio Network
Wayne Shepherd, Wayne Shepherd Communications (New)
John Summerville, TWR
Paul Virts, Northwestern Media

Television

Chairman:  
Jim West, The Walk TV LLC

Members:
Greg Bogdan, Total Living Network
Brod Boyd, Abram-Leslie New Media Consulting
Dr. Ray Cradock
Mark Dreistadt, Infinity Concepts, LLC
Terry Johnson, WHFL-TV
Roger Lonnquist, Your Network of Praise
Lee Miller, MSGPR Ltd Co.
Grace Rendall, KSCE Channel 38
Jamey Schmitz, WLMB-TV 40 Toledo
Warren Trumbly, KAXT-Channel 1
Randy Weiss, CrossTalk

Published: April 11, 2013

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