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. Due to the pandemic, the current board members will remain on the board until the annual meeting to be held on October 26, 2021 as part of IBA2021.

IBA 2020-2021


Chairman -John Idler, ABC 7, Chicago
Chair-Elect-Melody Spann-Cooper, WVON, Chicago
Executive Vice-Chair-Kevin Harlan, WMBD-TV, Peoria
Vice-Chair Radio-Matt Scarano, iHeart Media, Chicago
Vice-Chair TV-Dennis Welsh, FOX-TV, Chicago
Treasurer- Drew Horowitz, Gemini Strategies, Chicago
Immediate Past Chairman- Carlos Fernandez, Quincy


Greg Powers, Lake Land College-IBAcademic Chair
Greg Miller, Chicago Bears-Associate Member
Derek Dalton, CBS 2, Chicago
Luci Englum, Cromwell Radio Group, Illinois
Steve Farber, WCIU/Weigel Broadcasting, Chicago
Mike Haile, WDWS/WHMS/WKIO, Champaign
Mike Hulvey, Neuhoff Media
Sarah Shellhammer, WJIL/WJVO, Jacksonville
Kelly Lattimer, WTVO/WQRF-TV, Rockford
Rick Lipps, WICS-TV, Springfield
Randy Miller-Miller Media, Taylorville
Marv Nyren, Cumulus, Chicago
Paul Rennie, WGN-TV, Chicago
Dana Withers, Dana Comm/Withers Broadcasting, Southern Illinois


Emily Barr, Graham Media
Marv Dyson, Retired, Founding Partner Urban Radio Broadcasting Group ,Chicago


Beth Neuhoff, Neuhoff Communications
Emily Barr, Graham Media, NAB Representative-TV