SBE 24 Elections Form

On Line Chapter 24 Elections

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Britny Williams - Candidate for Chairperson
Britny has been working at Wisconsin Public Radio since 2007. She began her radio career as an intern during her freshman year of college and just never left! She joined WPR's engineering department full time in 2011, and became the Director of Engineering in 2017. Since then, Britny has been overseeing the largest technical upgrade project WPR has undergone in recent memory. Most of her experience and areas of expertise are on the studio/user side of engineering rather than with transmitters and antennas. She's no stranger to the world of IT either! Britny also serves on the Association of Public Radio Engineers board and holds CBT and CBNT titles from the SBE.

Mike Norton - Candidate for Vice Chair
Mike has been working in broadcasting over 25 years, starting as a radio disc jockey in college. He held positions as technical operations director and station manager at student-run WSUP-FM/Platteville. He earned a Bachelor of Science degree from UW-Platteville, with a major in Broadcast Technology Management and a minor in graphic arts. He worked as a master control operator at WISN-TV/Milwaukee, and is currently a staff engineer at the Wisconsin Public Broadcasting Center.

He currently does electronic maintenance of radio and television equipment, and works with encoding systems and IP networks. Mike has been an SBE member since 1992, was the SBE Chapter 24 newsletter editor from 1996 to 2006, and has previously served as SBE Chapter 24 Secretary from 2009-2012 and 2016-2019. He is certified at the CSTE and CBNE levels.

Russ Awe - Candidate for Secretary
Russ joined UW-Extension and Wisconsin Public Television (WHA-TV) in 1998 where he was responsible for editing programs like Sewing with Nancy and The Wisconsin Gardener along with many other documentaries. He also was part of many live sporting events for the Badgers. In 2008 he became the Engineer in Charge of the WHA-TV remote truck and can be seen driving Big Bird and the Cookie Monster all over the great state of Wisconsin recording and broadcasting programs for WPT. Live productions are still a favorite for Russ. "There is nothing like being LIVE from the Capitol and you know that there thousands of people watching and listening to your work for information."

Russ comes to us from the middle part of the state where he grew up in Greenwood, WI and attended Chippewa Valley Technical College in Eau Claire and obtained a Media Assistant Associate Degree in 1986. He then began his career in television at the Eau Claire Community Access Channel and soon became employed at WEAU-TV 13 in Eau Claire running camera and audio for the newscasts. He then became chief master control operator training others on production workflows and transmission. After a couple of years at WQOW-TV 18 in Eau Claire producing and editing commercials, he made parts for computer hard drives at Hutchinson Technology in Eau Claire before arriving in Madison.

Roy Henn - Candidate for Treasurer
Roy Henn, CBNT, CTO, is Chief Engineer of WIFS-TV managing technical operations and looking forward to the completion of the Madison repack in 2019.

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