||Microspace’s Bonnie Southard Named to Satellite Professionals Board
Microspace Video Services Senior Account Manager Bonnie Southard
The Southeast Chapter of the Society for Satellite Professionals International (SSPI) recently appointed Microspace Video Services Senior Account Manager Bonnie Southard to its Board of Directors.
Southard has 25 years of experience in broadcast sales, most within the Capitol Broadcasting family. In 1981, she was hired by Ray Wilkinson as Sales Assistant for TN Spot Sales and later as Network Coordinator for Capitol Radio Network.
She made the move into sales in 1985 at Capitol’s Seeburg Music Satellite Network where she marketed the first available nationwide distributorships for satellite delivered background music.
She continued in satellite music sales as the Director of Cable Sales and New Business Development with AEI Music when Seeburg was sold to AEI in 1989.
In 1990, Southard returned to CBC and marketed teleport and transportable satellite services for broadcasting and cable, governmental, educational and corporate clients for Capitol Satellite. She continues in this capacity as Senior Account Manager of Video Services at Microspace.
Here is a brief interview with Bonnie following her nomination to the Board of Directors for the Southeast Chapter of SSPI.
Q: What is the Society of Satellite Professionals International and what is their purpose?
A: The Society of Satellite Professionals International is a nonprofit member-benefit society that serves satellite professionals throughout their careers. Specifically, by promoting the development of satellite-related education, helping to advance their careers, working to increase the professionalism and professional standing, and honoring extraordinary achievement.
Q: How did you become acquainted with the SSPI?
A: Microspace has been a member of the national SSPI organization and have supported and attended SSPI events for many years. SSPI has not had a chapter in the Southeast for quite some time so this is a good opportunity for Microspace to be represented.
Q: How long will your term be on the SSPI board of directors?
A: My term will run from June 2006-May 2008
Q: What will be your primary responsibilities while serving on the board of SSPI?
A: As Vice President for Social Activities, I will be responsible for organizing events and developing programs that will serve as networking opportunities for both members and potential members of SSPI.
Q: What do you hope to accomplish during your term on the SSPI Board of Directors?
A: In addition to helping to foster positive relationships and partnerships among our vendors and competitors, we hope to educate potential clients about how their companies can benefit by employing satellite technology.
Thanks to MCC’s Carla Torrence for this capcom story & photo.