- Published on Friday, 18 November 2016 08:45
- Written by Webmaster
The ARRL Board of Directors has designated David Sumner, K1ZZ, to replace Rod Stafford, W6ROD as IARU Secretary effective 15 October 2016 following the retirement of Rod after seven years of service in that position. The IARU Constitution provides that the member-society serving as the International Secretariat, i.e. the ARRL, shall designate the Secretary.
Dave has served in this capacity twice previously, from 1982 to 1989 and from 1999 to 2009, while employed by the ARRL to manage its headquarters. Now retired from employment, he joins the other IARU officers and Administrative Council members in serving as a volunteer.
IARU President Tim Ellam, VE6SH, has appointed Mr. Stafford as Emergency Communications Special Advisor. In this capacity he will represent the interests of the IARU and the global amateur radio community in the Development Sector of the ITU and will offer advice and counsel on matters relating to emergency and disaster response communications.
The IARU Administrative Council has also honored outgoing Secretary Rod Stafford, W6ROD, with the Michael J. Owen, VK3KI Memorial Award at the conclusion of his seven years of service in that office. Stafford was recognized for his more than three decades of devoted volunteer service to organized amateur radio, including five years as ARRL President and a decade on the IARU Region 2 Executive Committee that included three years as Region 2 President.