A long-time central Indiana communications leader has been named executive director of the Indiana Broadcasters Association. Dave Arland will assume the role next month. His company, Carmel-based Arland Communications, will be the IBA’s association management firm.
Arland says "our state’s broadcasters provide an invaluable service to listeners and viewers when seconds really matter – such as during weather emergencies or when breaking news impacts a local community. The Indiana Broadcasters Association and its more than 300 members cover the Hoosier state with local, reliable service that millions depend on every day. We’re honored to assume a management role for the IBA, which works to strengthen the broadcasting industry throughout Indiana."
He serves on the board of directors for Inside INdiana Business partner WFYI in Indianapolis. Arland, a Butler University graduate, also worked for WIBC and WIRE Radio in Indianapolis and served as a press secretary for longtime former Indianapolis Mayor Bill Hudnut. In the early 1990’s, Arland began working for Thomson/RCA, where he eventually became vice president of global consumer marketing. He founded Arland Communications in 2008.
"The IBA will become one of our key clients and the perfect complement to the technology organizations and companies we already represent. As enhancements continue to be made to broadcasting, the fundamental benefits remain – the ability to reach thousands of listeners and viewers with a single broadcast. We plan to work cooperatively on behalf of Indiana’s broadcasters and represent their interests at the Indiana Statehouse and in Washington, D.C.," Arland says.