After 14 years with the organization, the Vice President of the Wisconsin Broadcasters Association has resigned.
Linda Baun will depart the organization in September, on a specific date that has yet to be set. She will be moving to Indiana to be closer to her family.
Baun joined the WBA in 2006 and led numerous WBA events including the Broadcasters Clinic, the WBA Awards for Excellence program and Awards Gala, the Student Seminar, the winter and summer conferences, and numerous other WBA events including social events and broadcast training sessions. Baun coordinated the WBA’s EEO Assistance Action Plan, ran numerous committees, and handled administration of the WBA office.
“Linda’s shoes will be impossible to fill,” said WBA President/CEO Michelle Vetterkind. “Linda earned a well-deserved reputation for always going above and beyond what our members expected of her and the extra special personal touches she added to every event.”
WBA Board Chair Chris Bernier added, “It’s difficult to lose somebody that has been such an integral part of your organization. Linda has certainly been that for the Wisconsin Broadcasters Association. The WBA is one of the best associations in America because of her efforts.”
Many broadcasters from across Wisconsin know Baun from her work on the WBA Awards for Excellence, which draws between 1,500 and 1,700 entries every year and culminates with hundreds of broadcasters attending the huge WBA Awards Gala.
Baun also spearheaded the WBA Student Seminar, and worked closely with the WBA’s Education Committee on the annual event.
She said she’s enjoyed her career in broadcasting.
“Who knew that working at a college station, a small-town radio station doing farm reports and logs, could lead me to a Christian station, the Society of Broadcast Engineers, and ultimately to the WBA?” Baun said. “Thank you for the opportunities and allowing me to be a part of your teams. It is my pleasure to be a part of the broadcasting industry to which we all serve.”