Chuck BergsonPresident & CEOCHUCK BERGSON, age 45, is currently serving as Director, President and CEO of Pacific Media Group, Inc. and has done so since March of 1990. PMG currently owns and operates 14 radio stations. KPOA FM, KLHI FM, KNUI AM/FM and KMVI AM/FM on Maui, and 4 stations in Hilo and 4 in Kona Hawaii. Bergson also serves as Director and President of Island Airwaves, Inc. Island Airwaves principle business is the development of communications sites commonly known as “antenna farms”, where telecommunications companies lease space to hang their antennas and house their transmitting equipment.
Chuck began his career in broadcasting with The American Broadcasting Company (ABC-TV), New York, NY. in 1983 as an Associate Account Executive in Affiliate Relations. In 1985 he accepted a position as an Account Executive with Retlaw Broadcasting, KMST-TV a CBS affiliate, Monterey, California. In 1987, he was awarded the Television Bureau of Advertising (TVB) “Entrepreneur” of the Year Award and was promoted to Sales Manager where he remained until his move to Maui in March of 1990.
Chuck, an active member of the Maui Community currently serves as a Past President for the Rotary Club of Lahaina, Director for the Lahaina Restoration Foundation, Director for Maui Memorial Medical Center Foundation, Director for the Pacific Cancer Foundation and Trustee for the Maui Preparatory Academy and as an advisor to numerous other community groups.
Chuck is married to Gail and has 2 children Danielle (6) and Rachel (4).
L E "Eddie" Johnson JrChairman & CFOEddie received his B.S. in Business Administration from Fresno State University in 1968 where he was voted outstanding student in the field of insurance. Eddie joined his father's insurance brokerage in the following year passing exams for his property & casualty as well as life insurance licenses. In addition he passed the NASD broker dealer exam in order to enable him to sell securities. In 1970 Eddie ventured out on his own forming a corporation, Monterey Bay Area Media, for the purpose of applying for a Carmel, California FM radio license. The corporation successfully secured the license putting KLRB on the air in 1971 operating successfully until selling very profitably in 1977. That year Eddie joined a group forming Carmel Food & Beverage Co which created The Fabulous Toots Lagoon restaurant. Eddie became President in 1981 and operated very successfully for over 20 years while also starting a second restaurant Club Jalapeno. Eddie sold his interest in the company in 2001 to concentrate on his endeavors in Hawaii which began in 1983 when he became a principal of Lahaina Broadcasting Co which put KPOA-FM on the air on Maui.
In the mid 1990's Eddie along with partners Chuck Bergson and Bob Van Dine changed LBC to Pacific Radio Group purchasing a second FM on Maui, KLHI then acquiring two additional FM's and two AM's with the purchase of Maui Radio Group. A few years later they also acquired six FM licenses and 2 AM's on the Big Island and continue to operate all stations on both islands. The company also operates the very popular news and information web sites Mauinow.com and Bigislandnow.com.
In 1996 Eddie, Chuck, and Bob formed a separate corporation, Island Airwaves, for the purpose of building out Maui's premier tower facility which not only provided superior signals for their radio group but became a landlord to other broadcasters as well as cellular operators. IA expanded its facilities to the Big Island with the radio group's expansion in to that market. In the last three years IA sold its tower facilities to American Tower Co and has shifted its investment focus to real estate operations.
Jack DuganCOO and Director of Digital
JACK DUGAN, age 36, currently serves as Chief Operating Officer and Director of Digital Products for Pacific Media Group. Jack is responsible for the alignment and advancement of all Pacific Media Group teams and products.
After being raised in Upcountry Maui, Jack left for college in California. Jack began his career with Media News Group, working with several newspapers in Northern California. He promptly left "corporate life" to pursue a path of entrepreneurship, and over the course of several years, he launched and subsequently sold a handful of regional publications, mobile apps and other media-related products. Jack has been involved in a handful of start-up companies and consulting projects that range from digital media to aerospace.
vThirtyFive LLC, Dugan's current software development and marketing company, serves a handful of National customers across the USA and is responsible for the development of several technologies and systems currently active with Pacific Media Group.
Jack recently celebrated his 15 year marriage anniversary and is a proud parent of two daughters. He enjoys surfing, hiking, snowboarding and other outdoor activities. Jack is passionate supporter of several Hawaii community programs and is an active volunteer with multiple Maui youth programs.
Pamela TsutsuiGeneral Manager, MauiPamela was born and raised on Maui. A University of Hawaii Education Major, Pamela was Media Director for 10 years with an Oahu Advertising Agency. Pamela started her radio career in sales 23 years ago, and has been General Manager since 1996. She currently serves on the Board of Directors for HAB (Hawaii Association of Broadcasters) where she serves on the Scholarship and Convention committee.
Ilene AlfordVice President of AdministrationIlene has been with Pacific Media Group since 1998. She started out as a traffic manager for two stations. Her career grew with the company and today Ilene is Business Manager/Director for the entire family of Pacific Media Group stations, including our 6 Maui Radio Stations and 8 Radio Stations on the Big Island of Hawaii.
Sherri GrimesDirector of Promotions, MauiSherri’s energetic and enthusiastic style leads the stations to top-notch promotions in planning, managing, executing and on-site presences. Her marketing and promotional expertise is what has built many lasting relationships with her clients and promotional partners across the state. Sherri serves as Managing Director of Maui County’s largest event annual, Maui Fair.
Deanna DavisSales & Marketing Specialist, MauiDeanna joined Pacific Media Group in 2003 and brought along her solid background in retail/wholesale sales and management. She has worked with a number of Maui business owners in developing creative and unique advertising campaigns that address their specific needs. Deanna believes in getting to know you and your business inside and out to help you achieve your key marketing objectives.
Charly Espina TakahamaSales & Marketing Specialist, MauiCharly brings over 25 years of radio experience to Pacific Media Group, with the majority of those years as an on-air personality/voice talent, executing creative marketing campaigns in the Oahu market. Hear Charly as the female half of Maui’s Morning Show on 99.9 KISS FM. Since joining the Pacific Media Group sales team in 2003, she has used that creative spin for many Maui businesses, as well as spearheaded Pacific Media Group’s successful Job Fairs.
Tara DuganSenior Account Manager, Maui
Coming from a background as co-publisher of several print publications, Tara loves the flexibility and accountability of digital media. Tara loves helping clients utilize their campaigns. Working closely with clients to see how to best leverage Pacific Media Group's various radio/digital & video media platforms with the goal of developing a strong successful partnership.
Tara is very thankful for her job, husband and family. Her two girls keep her very busy driving all over the island getting them to dance and Maui United soccer practices & games. Though it is exhausting at times, she wouldn't trade it for the world.
Jennifer BormetSenior Account Executive, MauiJennifer Bormet, Senior Account Executive at Pacific Media Group is responsible for developing new and growing existing partnerships. Using a consultative approach, she develops multi reach advertising programs that consistently provide value and leads to long lasting relationships. Jennifer brings over 20 years of sales experience to the table and produces results.
Prior to moving to the Hawaiian islands, Jennifer worked for OfficeMax, as a Senior Business Development Manager. She worked with C-level clients designing procurement programs that streamlined processes and reduced their bottom line. Jennifer consistently achieved her goals and was a winner of the Max Performers Award.
As a Sales Manager at Hartz Construction, Jennifer worked closely with architects and the entire construction crew to close over 90 million dollars in sales. She was awarded numerous awards including Sales Person of the Year.
When Jennifer is not working she volunteers her time for several charitable causes including American Heart Association Maui and the Hawaii State Department of Education. She also enjoys spending time with her family outdoors.