Section Cabinet

SECTION LEADERSHIP ROSTER

Section Manager:  Mike Douglas W4MDD, Wauchula, Hardee County

Email:  w4mdd@arrl.org

Telephone: (863) 585-1648

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 – Technology and SM Emeritus:  Darrell Davis KT4WX, Fort Meade, Polk County

Email: kt4wx@arrl.net

Telephone: (863) 245-9923

The Assistant Section Manager for Technology is the webmaster for the Section website, maintains the social media outreach for the Section, and assists with the creation of WCF SECTION PRESS RELEASES and WCF SECTION SPECIAL BULLETINS.

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

Email:  weslager@gmail.com

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

Assistant Section Manager – Administrative:  Randy Payne K4EZM, Sebring, Highlands County

Email: k4ezm@arrl.net

Telephone: (863) 446-0913

The Assistant Section Manager for Administrative assists the Section Manager and the Section Emergency Coordinator with Administrative Assistance in various capacities.

Assistant Section Manager – Legal Affairs:  Biff Craine K4LAW, Tampa, Hillsborough County

Email: biff@petittworrell.com

The Assistant Section Manager for Legal Affairs serves as a volunteer counsel to the Section Manager and the Section Cabinet on legal matters, and is also an ARRL Volunteer Counsel.

Assistant Section Manager – National Weather Service Liaison:  Norman Xanders WX4NEX, Lakeland, Polk County.

Email: wx4nex@gmail.com

Telephone: (863) 262-8252

The Assistant Section Manager – National Weather Service Liasion is the liaison between the ARRL West Central Florida Section and the National Weather Service Forecast Office in Ruskin, which has jurisdiction for official weather forecasts for all of the ARRL West Central Florida Section.

Assistant Section Manager – Rural Communities Coordinator:  Chuck Johnston W4CWJ, Northeastern Sarasota County.

Email: twojfarms@yahoo.com

Telephone:

The Assistant Section Manager – Rural Communities Coordinator is the coordinator for amateur radio activities specifically related to emergency communications, public service communications, and youth outreach in the more rural areas of the ARRL West Central Florida Section which include Desoto, Hardee, Highlands, and the rural areas of Charlotte, Hillsborough, Manatee, Pasco, Polk, and Sarasota Counties.

Assistant Section Manager – Tampa Bay Area / SM Emeritus:  Dee Turner N4GD, Pinellas Park

Email: n4gd@arrl.net

Telephone: (727) 548-7474

The Assistant Section Manager for the Tampa Bay Area is a local representative of the Section Manager for Hillsborough, Pinellas, and Pasco counties.

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

Email: ben@bhenley.com

Telephone:  (863) 368-9017

Affiliated Club Coordinator: Steve Maslin NS4M, Brandon, Hillsborough County.

Email: smaslin@msn.com

Telephone: (813) 643-0864

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.

Public Information Coordinator: Mike Lunsford KB4FHP, Lake Wales, Polk County.

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.

Email: jml610@comcast.net

Telephone: (863) 412-2467

Section Emergency Coordinator: Christine Duez, K4KJN, Polk County.

The Section Emergency Coordinator of all matters pertaining to emergency communications and the Amateur Radio Emergency Service (ARES) on a section wide basis.

Email: cduez10@yahoo.com

Telephone: (863) 214-1288

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.

Email: n2dw@arrl.net

Telephone: (727) 725-3345

Section Youth Coordinator: Christine Duez KK4KJN, Lake Wales, Polk County

The Section Youth Coordinator coordinates and assists radio clubs, schools, and individuals with recruitment and mentoring of young people into amateur radio.

Email: k4kjn@arrl.net

Telephone: (863) 241-1288

Technical Coordinator: Darrell Davis KT4WX, Fort Meade, Polk County.

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

Email: kt4wx@arrl.net

Telephone: (863) 245-9923