Don Hicks began his broadcasting career in 1970. He assumed his present duties as President/CEO of the Missouri Broadcasters Association in 1994. He is responsible for the day-to-day operation and developmental strategy of the organization. As a part of this mission, he conceives and designs training programs and legal/regulatory resources for the radio and television member stations. In addition, he works to ensure that the best interests of Missouri’s broadcasters are represented in both federal and state government and regulatory agencies. Under his leadership the MBA has achieved an impressive record of legislative success especially in the area of sales and property tax relief for Missouri’s broadcasters. He is recognized as an innovator and leader in the development of new Internet based services including on-line training and EEO1Source, a system to assist broadcasters with the compliance, record keeping, and reporting requirements of the Equal Employment Rules and Regulations of the Federal Communications Commission.
Prior to his present position, Mr. Hicks was a General Manager and Sales Manager of television stations in Texas and Missouri. He is a graduate of Midwestern State University in Wichita Falls, Texas.