Executive Leadership :
Richard C. "Chuck" BergsonDirector, President and CEOCHUCK BERGSON, age 58, is currently serving as Director, President and CEO of Pacific Media Group, Inc. (PMG) and has done so since March of 1990. PMG currently owns and operates 16 radio stations. 6 on Maui, 3 stations in Hilo and 3 in Kona, on Hawaii Island and 4 on Kaua’i. PRG also owns and has developed a number of digital media assets including: MauiNow.com, BigIslandNow.com, multiple sites associated with the radio stations, Applications: Maui Dining and Maui Activities, Youtube Channel "Aloha Stoked". PMG recently launched Hawaii Airport Advertising which was awarded the contract from the State of Hawaii to manage the airport advertising concession for the Maui, Kaua’i and Hawaii Island airports (Hilo/Kona).
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. Island Airwaves sold its towers to Global Tower Partners in 2013. IA owns a number of commercial buildings in Hawaii and California.
In 2003 Bergson was a founding partner in Maui Sky Fiber, a high speed wireless network. Bergson was in charge of site acquisition and network development. Maui Sky Fiber sold in 2006 to Clearwire. 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 Regional Director for the Hawaii Health Care Systems and Trustee for the Maui Preparatory Academy, Board Member on the Maui County Liquor Commission Adjudication Board, Board Member for the Maui Police Foundation and as an advisor to numerous other community groups.
Chuck is married to Gail and has 2 children Danielle (19) and Rachel (17).
Jack DuganCOO and Director of Digital
JACK DUGAN, age 39, currently serves as Chief Operating Officer, Director of Hawaii Airport Advertising and Director of Digital Products for Pacific Media Group.
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 and technology 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 consulting 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 19-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.
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 GrimesVice President & General Manager, Maui RadioSherri’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 annual event, the Maui Fair.
Tara DuganDirector of Digital Sales | Large Account Manager
Coming from a background as co-publisher of several print publications, Tara loves the flexibility and accountability of digital media.
Tara works closely with Pacific Media Group's digital team to help equip them to take good care of our digital clients. Whether they are running campaigns on either of our top news websites (Maui Now/Big Island Now) or running a new DASH targeted display campaign on any of the Hawaiian Islands. Tara enjoys working closely with our team to customize clients campaigns to yield the best results possible and build long term partnerships.