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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
"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
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.