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 2023-2024


Chairman Matt Scarano, iHeart Media, Chicago
Chair-Elect Kevin Cross, WMAQ-TV NBC5/Telemundo, Chicago
Executive Vice Chair Sarah Shellhammer, WJIL/WJVO, Jacksonville
Vice-Chair TV Jennifer Lyons, WBBM-TV/CBS2, Chicago
Vice-Chair Radio Dana Withers, Withers Broadcasting, Mt. Vernon
Treasurer Drew Horowitz, Gemini Strategies, Chicago
Immediate Past Chairman Paul Rennie, WGN-TV, Chicago


Mary Boyle, WGN Radio, Chicago
Jim Grimes, Chicago-IBAcademic Chair
Charles Grisham, WSIL-TV3, Carterville
Fletcher Ford, Regional Media, Illinois
Luis Godinez, TelevisalUnivision, Chicago
Mike Hulvey, Neuhoff Media
John Idler, WLS-TV/ABC7, Chicago
Jim Kizer, WQAD-TV, Rockford
Clay Koenig, WAND-TV, Decatur
Roger Lundeen, WGIL-Radio, Galesburg
Dennis Lyle, IBA, Ex-Officio
Tim Myers, WIFR-TV, Rockford
Shaun Newell, WMBD-TV, Peoria
Marv Nyren, Cumulus, Chicago
Edna Uribe, Chicago


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