24 Aug, 2012

Steve Larson, Corporate Treasurer and CFO of Woodward Communications, Inc., is pleased to announce that Steve Stoppelmoor took on the role of Corporate Controller on August 6, 2012, for Woodward Communications, Inc.


Steve brings over 15 years in executive accounting management to the organization. Prior to joining, WCI, he held leadership positions with Barnstead International, Eagle Window & Door and Alliant Energy. Steve received his BBA in Accounting from Iowa State University.


Steve Larson stated, “We are thrilled to have Steve join the Financial Services team. With his extensive financial management experience, he will be able to hit the ground running on many of the initiatives that we have planned for the next 12-18 months. He is committed to the Dubuque community and to our employee ownership culture.”


17 Jul, 2012

Greg Bell, Senior Vice President - Woodward Radio Group, a division of Woodward Communications, Inc., is pleased to announce that William Wells will take on the role of General Manager on August 1, 2012, for Woodward Communications, Inc. newly acquired Waterloo/Cedar Falls Radio Stations.


Bill joins Woodward Communications, Inc. with a breadth of radio experience. He started his career with Stoner Broadcasting and spent 10 out of his 15 years with that group in the Des Moines, Iowa markets. He spent the next several years in the Louisville, Kentucky markets working for Regent Communications, Henson Media, and Clear Channel Communications.


Bill was able to move back to his Iowa roots when he joined Saga Communications as the director of sales in Des Moines in 1997. Shortly after joining Saga Communications Bill was promoted to General Manager and held that role until 2009 when he left to join Three Eagles Communications in Fort Dodge, Iowa and most recently has been working for Clear Channel Communications in Des Moines.


Bill was an active member of the Iowa Broadcasters Association. He served on their Board of Directors between 1998 and 2008 and during his tenure on the Board he also served as President of the organization.


Bill is a lifelong learner and holds a Bachelor of Business Administration, University of Iowa, MBA Credits at Drake University, and attended the National Association of Broadcaster’s Executive Management Program, University of Notre Dame.


Greg Bell stated “We are happy to have Bill join the Woodward Radio family. He has a long broadcast history and has the experience, integrity, and knowledge to help us grow the stations, integrate quickly into the Waterloo/Cedar Falls business community, and embrace a friendly employee owner environment.”