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CHIRP Leadership

CHIRP Staff

Shawn Campbell - Founder and General Manager

Shawn Campbell has three decades of broadcast experience, including eight years as program director at Chicago's WLUW, and a stint as a producer and reporter at WBEZ. She’s also been a news writer and anchor, a DJ, a music director, and a news director. The only thing she wanted to do from the time she was ten years old was to be on the radio.

Prior to becoming CHIRP’s first employee in March of 2012, Campbell served as President of the Board of Directors for nearly five years. During that time, she and then-Vice President Jennifer Lizak led a White House meeting on the low-power FM broadcast issue with President Obama’s technology team. In addition to her General Manager duties, she currently hosts a CHIRP show on Saturdays from 12-2pm.

CHIRP Board of Directors

Erin Van Ness - President  

All of her professional life, Erin has focused on the technical aspects of making non-profit organizations successful, from government, social, and health services to media, culture, and the performing arts. She currently works as Technical Project Manager at Green River, a Vermont-based software company that builds software and analytics solutions for a better world. 

Erin started volunteering for CHIRP in 2008, serving as the organization’s first Development Director.  She joined the Board of Directors in 2010, and currently serves as the Board President. She has loved watching the organization grow from an idea, to an online service, to a licensed traditional radio station and is excited to be leading the organization’s Board Development and Recruitment strategies.

Scott McKenna  - Secretary 

Scott’s music fandom began while sitting on his bedroom floor as a kid, spinning all of his mom’s 45s on his portable record player. Fortunately for CHIRP, he was never quite the musician he dreamed of and went into a more traditional career. A few decades later, Scott heard about a new local radio station that was about to begin streaming and those old music-based dreams came flooding back. Not only that, but his career in a large corporation had given him skills that would be useful to the young organization that was CHIRP.

He’s a CHIRP evangelist in the purest sense, and wholly believes in their mission and beneficial place in Chicago’s music scene. So much so that Scott has now held a board position for nine years and has served in three of the four officer positions and he hopes to give back to the community even more than it’s given to him

Edna Ho - Treasurer

Jim Drass 

Jim is an organizational and workflow specialist who joined the Board in 2019 with the goal of combining his extreme passion for music with his business acumen to help his fellow board members propel CHIRP through the next levels of the stations’ strategic goals. This includes operational streamlining and growth in both financial stability and listeners.  His passion for music has brought him from and through various parts of North America over the years, but now a 23-year resident of Chicagoland, this IS home, and he’s ready to give back!

Jennifer Lizak

Shawn Campbell

 

Board Members Emeritus

Mike Bennett

Tony Breed

Billy Kalb

 

Past Board Members

Michel Ardaiolo

Kyle Curry

Jim Mitsuru Davis

Dustin Drase

Gabe Juarez

Andrew Mall

Andrea Marin

Kristin Marks

Jenna Murfin

Mary Nisi

Scott Oltrogge

Keaton O'Neal

Nicole Oppenheim

Robin Osborne

Elizabeth Ramborger

Erik Roldan

Chris Siuty

Micha Ward

Carrie Weston

 

We're always happy to hear from those who may be interested in future board openings. Please fill out our board application here.

To contact current board members use the contact form on this site, select 'general inquiries,' and put the person's name in the subject line.