Former motivational guru RIck Rogala has been named senior vice president and regional manager for Nexstar Broadcasting stations in Missouri, Arkansas, Illinois, and Indiana. The stations Rogala will manage include KSNF and KODE in Joplin and KSFX and KOLR in Springfield.
Most recently, Rogala, has been working for Nexstar in Columbus, Ohio. Before that, he was general manager of Nexstar's two Little Rock stations.
In the past, he has served as general manager at WXIN/WTTV in Indianapolis, WFLA in Tampa, and WLWT in Cincinnati.
Before returning to television a few years back, Rogala served as a motivational "expert on success and achievement," according to information posted on his website rickrogaa.com, which is no longer in operation.
According to that website, Rogala developed "the trademarked FUEL (Focus, Urgency, Enthusiasm, and Leadership) system for achievement based upon his life experience, 22 years of success in business, and the philosophy of his father, Dr. Richard E. Rogala, a psychologist consultant to management and coach to captains of industry."