SECTION LEADERSHIP ROSTER
Section Manager: Darrell Davis, KT4WX, Ft Meade, Polk County
Telephone: (863) 245-9923
Job Description: The Section Manager (SM) is elected by the ARRL membership every two years. The SM is responsible for managing the Field Organization programs in the section. The SM is not involved in League policy-making (although he or she may have a strong voice in such matters). Policy making is a function reserved for the Division Director. The SM’s main job is to recruit, through several subordinate program managers or coordinators (who are also volunteers), seven crucial program areas: emergency communications, message traffic, volunteer monitoring, support of affiliated clubs, government liaison, support of technical activities and RFI problem solving.
Assistant Section Manager – Executive: Ben Henley KI4IGX, Sebring, Highlands County
The Executive ASM fills in for the Section Manager in the event that the Section Manager becomes unavailable due to temporary family commitments, employment commitments, or is temporarily incapacitated due to sickness.
Assistant Section Manager – Administrative: Randy Payne K4EZM, Sebring, Highlands County
The Administrative ASM assists the Section Manager and the Assistant Section Manager – Section Emergency Coordinator with Administrative Assistance in various capacities.
Assistant Section Manager – Legal Affairs: Biff Craine K4LAW, Tampa, Hillsborough County
The Legal Affairs ASM served as a volunteer counsel to the Section Manager and the Section Cabinet on legal matters. The ASM for Legal Affairs is also an ARRL Volunteer Counsel.
Assistant Section Manager – Webmaster: Judson Bracewell, KJ4IDH, Lake Wales, Polk County
The ASM Webmaster is responsible for construction, maintenance, and repair of the Section webpage. The Webmaster may ask for assistants as needed to help him with the ongoing maintenance on the Section webpage.
Assistant Section Manager – SM Emeritus and Tampa Bay Area: Dee Turner N4GD, Pinellas Park
The ASM SM Emeritus appointment is an appointment that may be conferred on the previous SM as a recognition of his service and to continue in an advisory role to the current SM. The Tampa Bay Area ASM is also a local representative of the SM for the Tampa Bay Area which includes Hillsborough, Pinellas, and Pasco counties.
Assistant Section Manager – Coastal Area: Geoff Haines N1GY, Bradenton, Manatee County
The Coastal Area ASM is also a local representative of the SM for the Coastal Area which includes Charlotte, Sarasota, and Manatee counties.
Official Observer Coordinator: Dennis Grifffin W4DG, Hudson, Pasco County
Supervises the maintenance monitoring work of the section Official Observers and coordinates special Amateur Auxiliary efforts with Headquarters and the SM.
Affiliated Clubs Coordinator and Public Information Coordinator: Rich Kennedy N4ESS, Pasco County
The Affliated Club Coordinator assists all the local clubs with their updates and matters relating to the ARRL afflilation. This includes the ARRL Special Service Clubs.
The Public Information Coordinator is the section’s expert on public information and public relations matters. The PIC is responsible for organizing, training, guiding and coordinating the activities of the Public Information Officers (PIOs) within the section.
Section Emergency Coordinator: Ben Henley KI4IGX, Sebring, Highlands County
Coordinator of all matters pertaining to emergency communications and the Amateur Radio Emergency Service (ARES) on a section wide basis.
Section Traffic Manager: Doug Williams N2DW, Clearwater, Pinellas County
Supervises the National Traffic System at the Section level. He coordinates all traffic efforts within the section, regardless of frequency and or mode. He maintains liasion with the Northern Florida and Southern Florida Section STM’s to maintain an efficient NTS System, being most of the NTS nets in Florida are state wide nets involving all three ARRL Sections.
Section Youth Coordinator: Christine Duez KK4KJN, Lake Wales, Polk County
The newest ARRL Section Appointment. Coordinates and assists radio clubs, schools, and individuals with recruitment and mentoring of young people into amateur radio.
Technical Coordinator: Geoff Haines N1GY, Bradenton, Manatee County
Coordinates all technical activities within the section. Oversees and coordinates the work of the sections Technical Specialists.
Telephone: (941) 752-3696