Section Cabinet


Section Manager:  Darrell Davis, KT4WX, Ft Meade, Polk County


Telephone: (863) 245-9923

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 may have a strong voice in such matters).  Policy making is a function reserved for the Division Director. The job of the SM is to recruit, through several subordinate program managers or coordinators (who are also volunteers), seven crucial program areas: emergency communications, message traffic, support of affiliated clubs, government liaison, support of technical activities and RFI problem solving.

Assistant Section Manager – Executive: Ben Henley KI4IGX, Sebring, Highlands County


Telephone:  (863) 381-8754

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


Telephone: (863) 446-0913

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 serves 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 – SM Emeritus and Tampa Bay Area: Dee Turner N4GD, Pinellas Park


Telephone: (727) 548-7474

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 – PIC/ACC Assistant:  Steve Muller KM4VRK, Bowling Green, Hardee County.


Telephone:  863-767-0099

The PIC/ACC assistant is an assistant to the Section Affiliated Club Coordinator and the Public Information Coordinator and other tasks as assigned by the Section Manager.

Assistant Section Manager – Publications:  Jim Weslager K3WR, Sebring, Highlands County.


The Publications ASM is the editor for all Section newsletters and publications and works with the Section Manager on other special projects concerning publications.

Affiliated Club Coordinator:  Mike Douglas W4MDD, Wauchula, Hardee County

The Affiliated Club Coordinator assists all the local clubs with their updates and matters relating to the ARRL affiliation.  This includes the ARRL Special Service Clubs.


Telephone:  (863) 245-4720.

Public Information Coordinator: Rich Kennedy N4ESS, Pasco County


Telephone: (813) 240-5614

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.


Telephone: (863) 381-8754.

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.


Telephone: (727) 725-3345

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.


Telephone: (863) 241-1288

Technical Coordinator: Dave Birnbaum K2LYV, Tampa, Hillsborough County.

Coordinates all technical activities within the section. Oversees and coordinates the work of the sections Technical Specialists.


Telephone: (510) 685-4637