The Society of Broadcast Engineers (SBE) announced that RJ Russell, CPBE, has resigned his
position as vice president of the society effective April 12, 2019. Russell resigned in anticipation
that his company, Technical Broadcast Solutions, will be hired to take on a significant SBE
project in the near future.
On April 17, the Executive Committee approved the appointment of Wayne Pecena, CPBE, 8-
VSB, AMD, DRB, CBNE, to fill the remaining vice president term. Pecena was serving as
secretary, and so President Leifer appointed and the Executive Committee approved board
member Kevin Trueblood, CBRE, CBNT, to fill that role. Pecena is the assistant director of
educational broadcast services in the Office of Information Technology at Texas A&M University.
He was elected to the SBE Board of Directors in 2012, and became secretary in 2016. He has chaired the SBE
Education Committee since 2012.