Tom Gallagher, NY2RF, of West Palm Beach, Florida, will succeed David
Sumner, K1ZZ, as the chief executive officer of ARRL, effective April
18. In that role, he will oversee all activities at ARRL Headquarters
in Newington, Connecticut. Meeting in a special webinar session on
January 25, all 15 ARRL Directors voted to elect Gallagher as CEO and
Secretary, positions that Sumner will relinquish on April 18. Gallagher
will join the ARRL staff as CEO-Elect on February 29, and a transition
period will follow.
“I am excited by the prospects of ARRL’s Second Century, but I am
equally mindful of Dave Sumner’s enormous 4-decade contribution to
our organization and of the extraordinary contributions he has made to
advancing the art and science of Amateur Radio, to growing our ranks,
and to expanding the sheer enjoyment of ham radio around the world,”
Gallagher said he is looking forward to attending the ARRL 2016
National Convention, hosted by the Orlando HamCation, February 12-14.