New England Division Director Fred Kemmerer, AB1OC, has appointed three Assistant Directors. They are:
- Cory Golob, KU1U – Assistant Director, Emergency Communications and Public Service Activities
- Rob Leiden, K1UI – Assistant Director, Spectrum Protection and Use
- Anita Kemmerer, AB1QB – Assistant Director, Mentoring and Ham Development
Cory Golob is very active in the emergency communications community in the Maine section, and he serves as a Net Control Station for the Maine Public Service Net. His professional experience includes being an Emergency Telecommunicator for 18 years and he has served in University, Municipal, County and State level dispatch centers.
Rob Leiden has extensive experience as a Section Manager, an Assistant Section Manager, and as a club president of multiple Amateur Radio clubs. He also has professional engineering and program management experience. Rob has been an active ham for over 60 years and he brings a passion for protecting our spectrum.
Anita Kemmerer has led licensing training activities and license exam testing for over six years. She’s been involved in training over 400 people to earn Amateur Radio licenses and upgrades. Her professional experience includes technical project management at a large telecom company. She has also played a lead role in the creation and operation of the Ham Bootcamp program which has helped over 750 people develop skills to build stations and get on the air.
“New England Division Assistant Directors will be working to bring hams in the Division together to promote and share successful programs and ideas in their areas of focus. They are forming teams including section field volunteers, club presidents, ARRL Headquarters leaders, and interested ARRL members who want to work together to advance Amateur Radio activities in their focus area here in New England. Cory, Rob, and Anita bring considerable experience and a passion for their focus areas. I am very pleased to have them join our team,” said Kemmerer.
The three Assistant Directors have established groups.io lists to promote discussion in their respective areas of focus. To join, visit the websites indicated below:
- EmComm and Public Service: https://groups.io/g/ne-ecaps
- Spectrum Protection and Use: https://groups.io/g/spectrum-protection-and-use
- Mentoring and Ham Development: https://groups.io/g/ne-ham-dev
Cory, Rob, and Anita will speak about their plans and the work that they have begun at the upcoming ARRL New England Division Town Meeting, which is scheduled on Wednesday, February 16, 2022 at 7:30 pm. The Town Hall Meeting will be held on Zoom. The Zoom information to follow shortly.