SECTION LEADERSHIP ROSTER
Section Manager: Mike Douglas W4MDD, Wauchula, Hardee County
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,
Technical Coordinator: Darrell Davis KT4WX, Fort Meade, Polk County
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.
The Technical Coordinator coordinates all technical activities within the section. Oversees and coordinates the work of the sections Technical Specialists.
Assistant Section Manager: Jimmy Russ AB4KA, Lakeland, Polk County.
Assistant Section Manager – Publications: Jim Weslager K3WR, Sebring, Highlands County.
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
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
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.
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.
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
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.
Affiliated Club Coordinator: Steve Maslin NS4M, Brandon, Hillsborough County.
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.
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.
Telephone: (863) 241-1288
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.
Telephone: (727) 725-3345
Section Youth Coordinator: OPEN
The Section Youth Coordinator coordinates and assists radio clubs, schools, and individuals with recruitment and mentoring of young people into amateur radio.