ARRL President Rick Roderick, K5UR, has appointed Matt Holden, K0BBC, to serve as Dakota Division Vice Director, effective February 4. An ARRL Life Member who lives in Bloomington, Minnesota, Holden succeeds former Vice Director Kent Olson, KA0LDG. Olson became the Dakota Division Director when former Director Greg Widin, K0GW, was elected as ARRL First Vice President at the ARRL Board of Directors’ Annual Meeting in mid-January. Holden, 46, will serve out the remainder of the current term of office, which ends on January 1, 2017.
Holden belongs to several clubs and currently serves as the president of the Bloomington Amateur Radio Association. He is ARES Emergency Coordinator for the City of Bloomington and a Minnesota Section Public Information Officer. He is an information technology professional with Delta Air Lines.
Holden also is active with the Bloomington Communications Group, the Twin Cities DX Association, the Minnesota Wireless Association, and the Northern Lights Radio Society.
Holden enjoys operating remotely from stations in Maine, New York, California, Georgia, Hawaii, Oregon, and Washington. He also is an HF and VHF contester and DXpeditioner, and he is active in the US Islands Award Program (USISL) program.
Members may contact him via e-mail.