[ans] ANS-036 AMSAT News Service Special Bulletin - Clayton Coleman, W5PFG, Elected AMSAT President

Paul Stoetzer n8hm at arrl.net
Wed Feb 5 15:00:57 UTC 2020


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* Clayton Coleman, W5PFG, Elected AMSAT President

ANS-036 AMSAT News Service Special Bulletin

AMSAT News Service Bulletin 036.01
DATE February 5, 2020
BID: $ANS-036.01

Clayton Coleman, W5PFG, Elected AMSAT President

At a special meeting held via teleconference, the AMSAT Board of
Directors elected Clayton Coleman, W5PFG, President. Coleman previous-
ly served as a member of the Board of Directors from 2017-2019 and
also served as AMSAT's Secretary during this time. He has also volun-
teered in several other capacities for AMSAT, including chairing the
2016 AMSAT Space Symposium held aboard the cruise ship Carnival

Coleman’s first introduction to amateur radio in space was with SAREX
and Mir. An interest in setting up an AX.25 BBS and nodes led to him
trying out the Mir Personal Message System (PMS) and digipeater to
make contacts in the early 1990s. It wasn’t until a visit from a
friend in 2011 that Coleman was bitten by the OSCAR bug and began his
AMSAT journey chasing operating awards.

Having held other leadership roles in his community, nonprofits, and
critical infrastructure, Coleman’s desire is working with constituents
to improve organizational processes and align them with strategic
goals. Professionally, Coleman works in the industrial process con-
trol sector as both a consultant and business development manager. He
resides in the North Texas area with his spouse and two children.

AMSAT members will have the opportunity to meet Coleman at the Orlando
HamCation on Saturday, February 8th. He will hold a meet and greet at
the AMSAT booth from 9:30am-10:30am and 2:00pm-3:00pm. He will also
make remarks at the AMSAT Forum, which will be held at 12:30pm Satur-
day in Room CS III at the Lakeside Pavilion.

[ANS thanks the AMSAT Board of Directors and AMSAT President Clayton
Coleman, W5PFG for the above information]


In addition to regular membership, AMSAT offers membership in the
President's Club. Members of the President's Club, as sustaining
donors to AMSAT Project Funds, will be eligible to receive addi-
tional benefits. Application forms are available from the AMSAT

73 and Remember to help Keep Amateur Radio in Space,

This week's ANS Contributing Editor,

Paul Stoetzer, N8HM
n8hm at amsat dot org

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