Board Members

IBA Board members are elected as part of the annual meeting held each year. Persons are nominated to the board to serve three year terms and are voted in by General Managers of IBA member stations present at the Legislative Update session at the annual meeting.

IBA 2022-2023


Chairman Paul Rennie, WGN-TV, Chicago
Chair-Elect Matt Scarano, iHeart Media, Chicago
Executive Vice-Chair-Dennis Welsh, FOX-TV, Chicago
Vice-Chair TV-Kevin Cross, WMAQ-TV NBC5/Telemundo, Chicago
Vice-Chair Radio-Sarah Shellhammer, WJIL/WJVO, Jacksonville
Treasurer- Drew Horowitz, Gemini Strategies, Chicago
Immediate Past Chairman-Melody Spann-Cooper, WVON, Chicago


Jim Grimes, Chicago-IBAcademic Chair

Steve Farber, WCIU/Weigel Broadcasting, Chicago

Fletcher Ford, Regional Media, Illinois

Kevin Harlan, Peoria

Mike Hulvey, Neuhoff Media

Jim Kizer, WQAD-TV, Rockford

Clay Koenig, WAND-TV, Decatur

Jennifer Lyons, WBBM-TV CBS2, Chicago

Tim Myers-WIFR-TV, Rockford

Marv Nyren, Cumulus, Chicago

Edna Uribe-TelevisaUnivision Inc., Chicago

Dana Withers, Withers Broadcasting, Southern Illinois


Emily Barr, Retired, Chicago
Marv Dyson, Retired, Founding Partner Urban Radio Broadcasting Group, Chicago
Carlos Fernandez, Retired, Quincy