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Former Ball State Professor Named IBA President

Contributed by: Kris Scott
Published: Thursday, 09 August 2012 2:30 PM
The Indiana Broadcasters Association (IBA) Board of Directors has named Joe “Dr.Joe” Misiewicz as the new President of the IBA.  The Board action was taken with the retirement announcement of the current IBACEO and President, Linda Compton effective December 31, 2012. Compton and Misiewicz will work on the transition through the restof 2012. Under Compiro’s management the association  has grown to a net worth to $1,000,000.00 in assets. IBA’s memberships some 325 companies and Radio/TV stations in Indiana. Misiewicz retired from Ball State University (BSU) as Professor Emeritus this June where he taught in the Department of Telecommunications (TCOM) since 1990.
“Dr.Joe” as he is known, chaired the TCOM program for nearly 14 of his 22 years at BSU and was also GM of both WIPB-TV and WBST-FM for 3 years. He was also the first Director of the BSU Teleplex.  Misiewicz has served for 14 years on the IBA board, is a past President of both AERho and BEA.  Prior to Ball State Misiewicz chaired programs at Morehead State (KY), Bradley University (Peoria) and Central Michigan and also taught at Central Missouri State and Eastern Michigan. He was also News Director for WEMU-FM in Ypsilanti, Michigan and a TV Director and GM of WMKY-FM at Morehead State.  Joe has been a
Gannett, Poynter, IRTS and PBS Fellow.
He’s taught for the U.S.  State Department in Berlin and also taught coursesin Brazil, Taiwan and Austria. He also spent 10 years on the Board of Directors for Saga Communications and has done just over 100 work shops at stations and conferences on various management and sales topics with a focus on Covey’s 7 Habits, Myers-Briggs and Time Management. His B.A. and M.A. degrees are from Eastern Michigan and his Ph.D. from the University of Michigan. Eastern Michigan named him EMU’s “Most Outstanding Alumni” in 2002.
Linda Compton has managed the IBA since1991 serving as President and CEO and will retire in December, 2012.   She was Presidentof L. Compton & Associates serving as Executive Director for 11 trade and professional associations represented by the firm.
In 1997 Linda formed a partnership with Gwen Piening named Compiro, Inc. to manage the Indiana Broadcasters Association. TheBoard confirmed that Gwen Piening will remain as Vice-Presidentof the IBA and form a partnership with Misiewicz titled The Achievement Group to manage the IBA.
For additional information contact:
Gwen Piening or
Joe Misiewicz