Quad Cities Community Broadcasting Group's (QCCBG) board is comprised of seven directors. The board of directors guides QCCBG, and has governance over every aspect of the corporation.
William R. Jackson, Chairperson
Board Committee: Executive; Compensation: None.
William R. Jackson holds an Associate of Arts Degree in Communications, and a Bachelor of Arts Degree in Psychology. He served as an announcer and studio technician for Eastern Illinois University's campus radio station, and attended Palmer College School of Broadcasting in Davenport, Iowa. He also interned as an radio announcer at WXLC-FM in Waukegan, Illinois.
As chair Mr. Jackson oversees the work of the board and the organization's senior management team.
Blanche L. Jackson, Vice Chairperson
Board Committee: Governance; Compensation: None.
Blanche L. Jackson was employed by IBM as a Programming Librarian in Rochester, Minnesota for 17 years. She was also employed for 11 years as a Conference Coordinator with MCI in Davenport, Iowa.
As vice chair Ms. Jackson carries out special assignments as requested by the chair, and fills in for the board chair when necessary. She works with the board of directors and other senior executives of the organization to plan, develop and enforce policies and objectives of the organization, and to ensure the organization maintains its values and meets its established goals.
Dianna M. Pendergrass, Treasurer
Board Committee: Finance; Compensation: None.
Dianna M. Pendergrass retired in July 2002 from the Federal Government with over 37 years of employment. She was employed for 15 years with the Social Security Administration as a Field Service Representative. In that capacity, Ms. Pendergrass hosted a weekly radio show which focused on Social Security benefits and programs. She holds an Associate of Arts degree in Accounting from Joliet Junior College.
Ms. Pendergrass worked as a journalist and reporter for the Joliet Herald newspaper in Joliet, Illinois. She has interviewed several celebrities like boxer, Mohammad Ali, basketball player, Michael Jordan, Reverend Jesse Jackson, and news commentator, Bill Curtis.
As chair of the Finance committee Ms. Pendergrass reviews the organization's accounting policies and internal financial controls. She also works with the organization's accounting/audit firm, reviews financial reports, makes the board aware of key risks facing the organization and the strategies for dealing with them.
Roberta J. Stegall, Secretary
Board Committee: Fundraising; Compensation: None.
Roberta J. Stegall comes to the corporation as a level III certified senior contracting professional with over 27 years of contracting experience. After 36 years of employment with the Federal Government. She held a contracting officer's warrant with authority to execute government contracts with a dollar value up to 2 million dollars.
Ms. Stegall attended Joliet Junior College (Joliet, Illinois) and Black Hawk College (Moline, Illinois). She has also completed many years of training and professional development courses throughout her 36 years with the Federal Government.
Ms. Stegall has extensive experience in negotiations, price analysis and technical report writing, technical evaluations, award, and administration of many complex high dollar value weapon systems programs. Ms. Stegall serves as the Director of Grants and Foundations Coordination, and also actively pursues underwriting and sponsorship opportunities. Ms. Stegall received a certificate of training for attending the 2-day HUD sponsored Organizational Development and Grant Writing Training in August 2007.
As chair of the Fundraising committee, Ms. Stegall provides leadership and a connection to past and potential donors.
Pamela A. Tatum, Director
Board Committee: Communications; Compensation: None.
Pamela A. Tatum was employed by the Federal Government for 28 years as a Senior Inventory Management Specialist with the Tank-Automotive Command located at the Rock Island Arsenal Rock Island, Illinois.
Ms. Tatum attended Western Illinois University and Black Hawk College, and has completed many years of training and professional development courses throughout her 28 years with the Federal Government.
Ms. Tatum serves on the Communications committee, and is responsible for developing, updating and monitoring the board's communications policies, social networking accounts, and electronic discussion groups, as well as recommending new ways for the board to communicate with its members and other interested parties through alternative forms of media.
Mark E. Jackson, Director,
Board Committee: Marketing; Compensation: None.
Mark E. Jackson has over 20 years of experience in Retail Sales and Management. He held the position of assistant manager with Walgreens and Aldi Food Stores, and as receiving manager for Menard's.
Mr. Jackson serves as on the board's Marketing committee. He provides oversight for marketing operations and supports staff in successfully carrying them out. He advises the board on marketing strategies and tools, develops and hones innovative ideas, and provides feedback on marketing activities as requested.
Bonnie J. Ossian, Director
Board Committee: Personnel; Compensation: None.
Ms. Bonnie J. Ossian retired from John Deere (Deere & Company) with 34 years of service. She served as Manager of Worldwide Logistics Import/Export Operations at the company's world headquarters located in Moline, Illinois. In this position, Ms. Ossian was responsible for documenting the export of millions of dollars of John Deere product to over 150 countries worldwide.
Ms. Ossian's staff was responsible for coordinating shipments through the U.S., at pier, through the import process and finally to foreign destination. Equally important was her group's involvement in the documentation of letters of credits, import licenses, insurance, etc. required for international shipments.
Ms. Ossian serves on the board's Personnel committee, and is responsible for providing guidance, oversight and support to management as it develops and implements employee staffing, performance measurements, and compensation determinants.