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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