Wisconsin Broadcasters Association

Fifteen graduates of the Walker Broadcast Management Institute got their briefcases this week as the Institute marked the end of its seventh three-year cycle.

The Institute is designed for broadcast managers and those seeking or being prepared for broadcast management positions. It’s held at the UW School of Business on the UW-Madison campus.

This year the students heard from Linda Gorchels on marketing and the future, Betsy Hagan on developing people around you, and Barry Callen on creativity. Steven Rick, the Chief Economist for CUNA Mutual Group, spoke at the graduation dinner at the Fluno Center.

This year’s graduates are:

Mitch Reynolds, Mid-West Family Broadcasting
Betsy Keefe, WSAW-TV
Dave Conour, WNWC-FM
Joe Marroe, Woodward Radio Group
Kevin Millard, WXOW-TV
Audrey Moon, WREX-TV
Jesse Bolder, WJJQ-AM/FM
Tom Galante, Mid-West Family Broadcasting
Fletcher Keyes, Mid-West Family Broadcasting
Mark Birtch, Mid-West Family Broadcasting
Pat Heffling, iHeartMedia
Stephanie Hedrick, KWQC-TV
Jacque Harms, KOLN/KGIN
Marty Winters, KOLN/KGIN
Matt Kummer, WBAY-TV

List of all Walker Institute graduates

The graduates got briefcases to mark their accomplishment. This year’s graduates took time at dinner to sing a song of appreciation for Institute organizer Joan Gillman.

The next Institute courses will be held April 2-4, 2019 on the UW-Madison campus.

The Institute is funded by an endowment from the estate of William R. Walker. It represents the largest single contribution ever received by the WBA Foundation.

Steve Rick from CUNA Mutual Group

Betsy Hagan

Linda Gorchels

Michelle Vetterkind

Joan Gillman

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