Conclave Elects Bolke as Chairman, 5 New Directors

The Conclave's board of directors has elected 34-year industry vet Mark Bolke as the new Board Chairman. Bolke is currently VP/COO of A-Ware Software and begins his term immediately. He succeeds outgoing Board Chair, Envision's Tim Kelly.

Bolke commented, "The recently concluded summer learning conference reinforces the mission of the Conclave as a learning organization and the important role we play in our industry. I am thrilled to continue working with the existing Board and all of our newly elected Directors as their Chairman."

Previously Bolke served as co-founder and Executive Director of the Internet-based music testing service RateTheMusic.com. He's also programmed KDWB-AM & FM/Minneapolis, KPKE-FM/Denver and KRXY-FM (Y108) Denver. He also acted as a programming consultant for several U.S. outlets.

Conclave Executive Director Tom Kay said, "We're thrilled Mark has accepted the Chairmanship in a most challenging time for the Conclave and the industry. We're already begun to tap Mark's vast arsenal of experience as an air talent, program director, consultant, entrepreneur, and key executive for one of the industry's fastest growing software companies, A-Ware."

The board also elected five new members last weekend during its summer quarterly meeting: Citadel/Des Moines OM Steve Brill, Media Arts and Sciences CEO Dave Martin, technology guru and air personality Jay Philpott, BMI Assistant VP/Licensing Dan Spears and AURN VP/Affiliate Operations Lenore Williams.

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