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2021 Section Election Results

 These are the winners of the Society Election raffle.

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1 Grand Prize – Complimentary registration for a SMPTE Virtual Course
  • Philip F. Falcone, New York Section
1 Second Prize – One Complimentary year of membership dues
  • Paul Roten, Atlanta Section
1 Third Prize - SMPTE Merchandise Prize Pack: 1 SMPTE T-Shirt, 1 SMPTE Mug, and 1 SMPTE Bag
  • Paul Goldberg, San Francisco Section

10 Runner Up Prizes - $25 gift certificate to the SMPTE Store

  • Thomas True, San Francisco Section
  • Gary Reed, Philadelphia Section,
  • Geoff Bowen, Hollywood Section
  • Richard Perin, Atlanta Section
  • John McCoskey, Washington DC Section
  • Rao Chandrashekhar, San Francisco Section
  • Robert Lingle, Hollywood Section
  • Carl Furgusson, New York Section
  • Clyde Smith, Florida Section

Congratulations to all and thanks for your participation!

THANK YOU to all members who participated by casting their vote! The Election Integrity Committee met on 6 May 2021 to verify the results of the 2021 SMPTE Section Elections. The results appear below:

Atlanta Section

Chair for a one-year term of 1 July 2021 – 30 June 2022 
  • Bob Baker, Clark
Secretary/Treasurer for a one-year term of 1 July 2021 – 30 June 2022
  • Dave Siegler, Television Consulting, LLC

Managers for a two-year term of 1 July 2021 – 30 June 2023

  • Philip Grossman, Solution Architechture Group Consultant
  • Lisa Hobbs, MediaKind
  • Nick Anderson, DigitalGlue

Australia Section

Chair for a one-year term of 1 July 2021 – 30 June 2022 

  • Paul Whybrow, Body Immersive Experiences

Secretary/Treasurer for a one-year term of 1 July 2021 – 30 June 2022

  • Michael Day

Managers for a two-year term of 1 July 2021 – 30 June 2023

  • Tony Moran
  • David Elder, DE.Compl3x
  • Laura Sivis, Courage Films Pty Ltd.
  • Glenn Humphries, Deluxe Australia Stage One Soung

Chicago Section

Chair for a one-year term of 1 July 2021 – 30 June 2022 

  •  Mark Luciano, EW Scripps

Secretary/Treasurer for a one-year term of 1 July 2021 – 30 June 2022

  • James Skupien, Bitcentral

Managers for a two-year term of 1 July 2021 – 30 June 2023

  • Travis Skupien, Stadium Sports Network
  • Christopher Gazdic, Liberty AV Solutions
  • Pete Debenny, AVI Systems

Detroit Section

Chair for a one-year term of 1 July 2021 – 30 June 2022 

  • R. Thomas Bray, University of Michigan

Secretary/Treasurer for a one-year term of 1 July 2021 – 30 June 2022

  •  Gina Thompson, Ross Video

Managers for a two-year term of 1 July 2021 – 30 June 2023

  • W. Wallace Murray
  • Vince Capizzo, Midnight Designs, Inc.
  • Mike Embry Jr., Ross Video

Florida Section

Chair for a one-year term of 1 July 2021 – 30 June 2022 

  • Frank Torbert, Graham Media Group Orlando

Secretary/Treasurer for a one-year term of 1 July 2021 – 30 June 2022

  •  Shawn Maynard, Florical Systems

Managers for a two-year term of 1 July 2021 – 30 June 2023

  • Cassandra Lassman, The E.W. Scripps Company
  • Edward Kothera, Conference Technology, Inc.
  • Rick Trock, Trock Media Solutions

Hollywood Section

Chair for a one-year term of 1 July 2021 – 30 June 2022 

  •  Linda Rosner, Artisans PR

Secretary/Treasurer for a one-year term of 1 July 2021 – 30 June 2022

  •  Richard Wollrich

Managers for a two-year term of 1 July 2021 – 30 June 2023

  • Iris Wu, Ambidio
  • Lon Neumann, Immersive Audio Alliance
  • Belinda Merritt, Belinda Reps

Hong Kong Section

Chair for a one-year term of 1 July 2021 – 30 June 2022 

  •  Kevin YF Chu, PCCW Media, Ltd.

Secretary/Treasurer for a one-year term of 1 July 2021 – 30 June 2022

  •  Benjamin Yip, PCCW Media Ltd.

Managers for a two-year term of 1 July 2021 – 30 June 2023

  •  Sin Kin Hung
  • Andy Hui, Imagine Communications
  • Peter Wong, Sony Corporation of Hong Kong Limited

India Section

Chair for a one-year term of 1 July 2021 – 30 June 2022 

  • Ujwal N. Nirgudkar

Secretary/Treasurer for a one-year term of 1 July 2021 – 30 June 2022

  • Shailesh Parab

Managers for a two-year term of 1 July 2021 – 30 June 2023

  •  Rahul Purav, Futureworks Media Ltd.
  • Anirvan GhosePulz Electronics Ltd.
  • Vijay Venkataramanan, Netflix (India)

Montreal/ Quebec Section

Chair for a one-year term of 1 July 2021 – 30 June 2022 

  •  David Beaulieu, CBC/Radio-Canada

Secretary/Treasurer for a one-year term of 1 July 2021 – 30 June 2022

  •  François Bourdua, VS-TEK, Strategies & Technololgies

Managers for a two-year term of 1 July 2021 – 30 June 2023

  •  Denis Bonneau, Images et Technologies
  • Jonathan Jobin, CBC/Radio-Canada
  • Dominic Bourget, DMX Technologies Inc.

Ottawa Subsection

Subsection Chair for a one-year term of 1 July 2021 – 30 June 2022

  • Jeff Moore, Ross Video

Subsection Secretary/Treasurer for a one-year term of 1 July 2021 – 30 June 2022

  • Troy English, Ross Video

New England Section

Chair for a one-year term of 1 July 2021 – 30 June 2022

  •  Martin P. Feldman, Unique Scientific, Inc.

Secretary/Treasurer for a one-year term of 1 July 2021 – 30 June 2022

  •  Paul R. Beck,  The Museum of Broadcast Technology

Managers for a two-year term of 1 July 2021 – 30 June 2023

  •  David Acker, Datra Engineering
  • Jason Clifford, Video Express
  • Bob Lamm, Belmont Media Center

New York Section

Chair for a one-year term of 1 July 2021 – 30 June 2022

  • Ed DeLauter, Independent Consultant

Secretary/Treasurer for a one-year term of 1 July 2021 – 30 June 2022

  •  Barry Grossman, BarryG Technologies

Managers for a two-year term of 1 July 2021 – 30 June 2023

  •  Stuart Brewton, ViacomCBS
  • Farisa Ahmed, Audio, Video & Controls Inc.
  • Berenice Herskovitz, SiriusXM

Connecticut Subsection

Subsection Chair for a one-year term of 1 July 2021 – 30 June 2022

  • Brian F. Kobylarz, Tele-Cine Productions

Subsection Secretary/Treasurer for a one-year term of 1 July 2021 – 30 June 2022

  • Wes Simpson, Telecom Product Consulting

Ohio Section

Chair for a one-year term of 1 July 2021 – 30 June 2022

  • John R. Owen, Qcomm Engineering

Secretary/Treasurer for a one-year term of 1 July 2021 – 30 June 2022

  • Gene L. Batey, Batey Consulting

Manager  for a two-year term of 1 July 2021 – 30 June 2023

  • Terry L. Douds, WOUB Public Media

Philadelphia Section

Chair for a one-year term of 1 July 2021 – 30 June 2022

  • Mark Mullen, Millersville University

Secretary/Treasurer for a one-year term of 1 July 2021 – 30 June 2022

  • Rick Gamble, Stepdog Media

Managers for a two-year term of 1 July 2021 – 30 June 2023

  • Tom Aquilone, The Lerro Corporation
  • Tom Michales, Diversified
  • Sean McDonald, Neumann University

Pittsburgh Section

Chair for a one-year term of 1 July 2021 – 30 June 2022

  • John Humphrey, Hitachi Kokusai Electric America

Secretary/Treasurer for a one-year term of 1 July 2021 – 30 June 2022

  • Gregory Abel, Sony Electronics

Managers for a two-year term of 1 July 2021 – 30 June 2023

  • Mike Gianutsos, Texolve Digital, Inc.
  • Bill Bennett, ENCO Systems, Inc.
  • George Hoover, NEP Group

Poland Section

Chair for a one-year term of 1 1 July 2021 – 30 June 2022

  • Kamil Rutkowski, Black Photon SP z o. o.

Secretary/Treasurer for a one-year term of 1 July 2021 – 30 June 2022

  • Hanna Rudkiewicz, Black Photon SP z o. o.

Managers for a two-year term of 1 July 2021 – 30 June 2023

  • Jurand Piotrowski, Canal + Polska S.A.
  • Marcin Maciejewski, Platige Image
  • Michał Magoń, Platige Image

Rocky Mountain Section

Chair for a one-year term of  1 July 2021 – 30 June 2022

  • Chris Lennon, MediAnswers

Secretary/Treasurer for a one-year term of 1 July 2021 – 30 June 2022

  • Jack Wenzinger, AWS

Managers for a two-year term of 1 July 2021 – 30 June 2023

  • Tom D. Craig, Rocky Mountain Public Media
  • Kerry Booth, Levels Beyond
  • Heather Mellish, Amazon Web Services

Russian Federation Section

Chair for a one-year term of 1 July 2021 – 30 June 2022

  • Oleg Berezin, Nevafilm Studios

Secretary/Treasurer for a one-year term of 1 July 2021 – 30 June 2022

  • Sergey Puskov, Kinocomfort-Lazer, LLC

Managers for a two-year term of 1 July 2021 – 30 June 2023

  • Dmitry Chekalin, Cinema & Photo Research Institute (NIKFI)
  • Oleg Raev, Leonov Moscow Region University of Technology
  • Viacheslav Sychev,Cinema & Photo Research Institute (NIKFI)

Sacramento Section

Chair for a one-year term of 1 July 2021 – 30 June 2022

  •  Remington Maxwell, Grass Valley

Secretary/Treasurer for a one-year term of 1 July 2021 – 30 June 2022

  •  Mona Smothers, Ewing-Foley, Inc. / Luscombre Engineering

Managers for a two-year term of 1 July 2021 – 30 June 2023

  • Patti Leonard, Grass Valley, LLC
  • Robert Erickson, Grass Valley, LLC

San Francisco Section

Chair for a one-year term of 1 July 2021 – 30 June 2022

  •  Kent Terry, Dolby Laboratories

Secretary/Treasurer for a one-year term of 1 July 2021 – 30 June 2022

  •  Matt Lavine, Bug ID, Inc.

Managers for a two-year term of 1 July 2021 – 30 June 2023

  •  Sujay Kumar, Accion Labs
  • Ray Pashley, Advanced Television Technologies Management
  • Shane Mario Ruggieri, Dolby Laboratories 

Toronto Section

Chair for a one-year term of 1 July 2021 – 30 June 2022

  •  Tony Meerakker, Meer Tech Systems

Secretary/Treasurer for a one-year term of 1 July 2021 – 30 June 2022

  • Sylvia Fantin

Managers for a two-year term of 1 July 2021 – 30 June 2023

  • Craig Jasman, CBC/Radio-Canada
  • Stosh Durbacz, Fujifilm, Optical Devices Division
  • Roy Folkman, TAG Video Systems

Western Canada Subsection

Subsection Chair for a one-year term of 1 July 2021 – 30 June 2022

  • Brian Gatensby, Corus Entertainment

Subsection Secretary/Treasurer for a one-year term of 1 July 2021 – 30 June 2022

  • Rick Cederlund, Practical Post Consulting Inc.

United Kingdom Section

Chair for a one-year term of 1 July 2021 – 30 June 2022

  • John Ellerton, BT Media & Broadcast

Managers for a two-year term of 1 July 2021 – 30 June 2023

  • Prinyar Boon, PHABRIX Ltd.
  • Carys Hughes, SKY UK
  • Polly Hickling, Solent University

Washington DC Section

Chair for a one-year term of 1 July 2021 – 30 June 2022

  • Maciej Ochman, Corporation for Public Broadcasting

Secretary/Treasurer for a one-year term of 1 July 2021 – 30 June 2022

  • John Footen, Deloitte Consulting

Managers for a two-year term of 1 July 2021 – 30 June 2023

  • Joanne Carl, Montgomery College
  • Gregory J. Smalfelt
  • Phil Whitebloom, VideoFlow
  • Brad Hughes, National Geographic Partners - A Disney Company