SMPTE Board of Governors Begin 2021-22 Term

Newly elected and returning members to the SMPTE Board of Governors have begun the 2021-22 term. The board includes experienced SMPTE leaders, some moving into new roles, as well as several new additions.

“Finding the Society’s gravity point in these challenging and quickly changing times will demand a team effort, and every individual on the SMPTE Board joins this collaboration with considerable strengths,” says Hans Hoffmann, newly elected SMPTE president. “Together we’ll chart a path toward further growth and continued value to our membership and the industry as a whole.”

The SMPTE Executive Committee for the 2021-22 term will include Hoffmann as SMPTE president, Patricia Keighley as executive vice president, and Patrick Griffis as SMPTE past president. All three previously served in other roles on the board. Bruce Devlin will continue on as standards vice president, and John Ferder will continue as secretary/treasurer. Newly added officers include Michael Zink as education vice president, Renard Jenkins as membership vice president, and Paul Stechly as finance vice president.

2021-22 SMPTE Regional Governors:

  • Tony Ngai of Society of Motion Imaging Ltd.
    • Asia-Pacific Region
  • Sylvain Marcotte of Grass Valley
    • Canada Region (second term)
  • William T. Hayes of Iowa PBS
    • USA – Central Region (second term)
  • Karl Joseph Kuhn of Telestream
    • USA – Eastern Region
  • Konstantin Glasman of the Artificial Intelligence Research Laboratory, St. Petersburg University of Film and Television
    • EMEA, Central and South America Region
  • Marty Meyer of Gravity Media/Gear House and Michael DeValue
    • USA – Hollywood Region (second term)
  • Rosemarie Lockwood of Belden
    • USA – New York Region (second term)
  • Lisa Hobbs of MediaKind
    • USA – Southern Region
  • Marina Kalkanis of M2A Media
    • United Kingdom Region (second term)
  • Jessica Wan of Pixar Animation Studios
    • USA – Western Region

SMPTE Regional Governors Continuing a Current Term:

  • Ward Hansford
    • Asia-Pacific Region
  • Paul Briscoe, Consultant
    • Canada Region
  • Yvonne Thomas, Digital TV Group (DTG)
    • EMEA, Central and South America Region
  • Eric Gsell, Dolby Laboratories
    • USA – Hollywood Region
  • Tom Mauro, Consultant
    • USA – New York Region
  • Merrick Ackermans, CBS
    • USA – Southern Region
  • Ben Waggoner, Amazon AWS
    • USA – Western Region
  • Mark Harrison, DPP
    • United Kingdom Region

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