Board of Governors Represent Leaders in the Industry

The SMPTE Board of Governors is made up of Board officers, Regional Governors and Directors of specific areas including Standards, Education and Membership. Elections are held annually with a rotating term set per member.

Press Release: SMPTE Elects Officiers and Governors for 2016-2017

2015 Board Officers

President, 2015-2016
Robert P. Seidel
CBS Television Network




Past President,  2015-2016
Wendy Aylsworth
Warner Bros. (retired)




Executive Vice President, 2015-2016
Matthew Goldman



Standards Vice President, 2014-2015
Alan Lambshead
Evertz (retired)




Education Vice President, 2015-2016
Patrick Griffis
Dolby Laboratories




Finance Vice President, 2015
Paul Michael Stechly
Applied Electronics Ltd.



Membership Vice President, 2015
William C. Miller
Miltag Media Technology, LLC



Secretary/Treasurer, 2015-2016
Peter Wharton
BroadStream Solutions, Inc.




2015 Board Governors

Hollywood Silverman.jpgGovernor At Large, 2015
Leon Silverman
The Walt Disney Studios



Governor At Large, 2015
Christopher Fetner
Netflix, Inc.




Canadian Region, 2014-2015
Randy Conrod
Imagine Communications




Canadian Region, 2015-2016
Pierre Marion
CBC - Radio-Canada


Central Region, 2015-2016
William T. Hayes
Iowa Public Television




Eastern Region, 2015-2016
John McCoskey
Coherent Media, LLC



Eastern Region, 2014-2015
Karl Kuhn
Tektronix, Inc.




Hollywood Region, 2014-2015
Paul Chapman
FotoKem Industries Inc.




Hollywood Region, 2015-2016
Stephen M. Beres




Hollywood Region, 2015-2016
Andrew Setos
BLACKSTAR Engineering Inc.



New York Region, 2014-2015
John Ferder
CBS, Inc.




New York Region, 2015-2016
Douglas I. Sheer
DIS Consulting Corp.




Southern Region, 2014-2015
Dan Burnett
Ericsson Television, Inc.



Southern Region, 2015-2016
Merrick Ackermans
MVA Media Consulting



Western Region, 2015-2016
Sara J. Kudrle
Grass Valley, a Belden Brand




Western Region, 2014-2015
Mark Narveson
Patterson & Sheridan LLP




Asia / Australia Region, 2015-2016
KL Lam
Hong Kong Cable TV Ltd. (retired)




Asia / Australia Region, 2014-2015
John Maizels
Entropy Enterprises and Productions




Europe, The Middle East, Africa and Central & South America Region, 2014-2015
Richard Welsh
Sundog Media Toolkit, Ltd.




Europe, The Middle East, Africa and Central & South America Region, 2015-2016
Angelo D'Alessio
Cine Design Group



2015 Directors

Standards Directors

Bob Edge
Bob Edge TV Consulting





Howard Lukk
Pannon Entertainment





Paul Treleaven



Education Directors

V. Michael Bove
MIT Media Laboratory





Michael DeValue
Walt Disney Studios




Al Kovalick
Media Systems Consulting





Peter Putman
ROAM Consulting L.L.C.




Membership Directors

Karl Kuhn
Tektronix Inc.





Peter Weitzel


History of SMPTE Presidents

List of past SMPTE Presidents