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SOCIETY OF BROADCAST ENGINEERS, INC. 9102 N. Meridian Street, Suite 150, Indianapolis, IN 46260 (317) 846-9000 NEWS RELEASE Contact: Holly Essex, For Immediate Release Communications Manager, firstname.lastname@example.org Scherer and Heimerl elected SBE Fellows May 14, 2009, Indianapolis, IN. – Two members of SBE were recently elected to the membership grade of Fellow by the SBE Board of Directors. At their April 19 meeting in Las Vegas, the Board acted on the nominations of Christopher H. Scherer, CPBE, CBNT and John J. Heimerl, CPBE for SBE Fellows. Fellow membership is the highest recognition bestowed by the SBE to one of its members and recognizes conspicuous service and contributions to the Society and the broadcast engineering industry. Christopher H. Scherer, CPBE, CBNT, is the editor of Radio magazine. Scherer serves on the SBE Board of Directors as Immediate Past President. He served as SBE president from 2005 to 2007. He is also a past chairman of the SBE national Certification Committee and a past chairman of Chapter 59 in Kansas City. John J. Heimerl, CPBE is the Chief Enterprise Officer of the Hampton Roads Education Telecommunications Association, Inc. in Norfolk, Va. Heimerl is a charter member of SBE Chapter 54 (Tidewater, Va.) and has served on its board numerous times including various officer positions and as a past chairman. "Both of these men represent the finest qualities we have come to expect from SBE members and broadcast engineers. Their commitment to the Society demonstrates a desire to support and develop our profession,” SBE President Barry Thomas, CPBE, CBNT said. Both men will be recognized during the SBE National Awards Dinner, held as a part of the SBE National Meeting, October 7, in Verona, New York. The National Meeting is being held in conjunction with the Broadcast & Technology Expo, sponsored by Chapter 22 of Central New York. The Society of Broadcast Engineers is the professional organization of television and radio engineers and those in related fields. SBE has more than 5,700 members in 112 chapters across the United States. There are also members in more than 20 other countries. Most chapters meet monthly and offer educational programs and an opportunity to network with other engineers. SBE offers the largest and most recognized certification program for broadcast engineers, operators and technicians, with more than 5,000 certifications currently active. For more information about SBE, contact John L. Poray, CAE, Executive Director, at 317-846-9000 or visit the SBE web site, www.sbe.org.
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