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 Membership Elects Officers and Governors for 2017-2018; Matthew Goldman to Serve as New President

History of SMPTE Presidents

List of past SMPTE Presidents

2017 Board Officers

President, 2017-2018
Matthew Goldman




Past President,  2017-2018
Robert Seidel




Executive Vice President, 2017-2018
Patrick Griffis
Dolby Laboratories




Standards Vice President, 2016-2017
Alan Lambshead
Evertz (retired)




Education Vice President, 2017-2018
Richard Welsh
Sundog Media Toolkit



Finance Vice President, 2016-2017
Paul Michael Stechly
Applied Electronics Ltd.



Membership Vice President, 2016-2017
William C. Miller
Miltag Media Technology, LLC



Secretary/Treasurer, 2017-2018
Peter Wharton
BroadStream Solutions, Inc.




2017 Board Governors

Hollywood Silverman_0.jpgGovernor-at-Large, 2017

Leon Silverman
The Walt Disney Studios




Canadian Region, 2017
Paul Briscoe
Televisionary Consulting



Canadian Region, 2017-2018
François Vaillant
CBC - Radio-Canada


Central Region, 2017-2018
Brian Claypool
Christie Digital Systems 


Eastern Region, 2017 - 2018
George Hoover
NEP Group (retired)



Eastern Region, 2016-2017
John Luff
HD Consulting




Keighley.jpgHollywood Region, 2016-2017
Patricia Keighley
IMAX Corporation




Hollywood Region, 2017-2018
Christopher Fetner
Netflix, Inc.




Hollywood Region, 2017-2018
Andrew Setos
BLACKSTAR Engineering Inc.



New York Region, 2016-2017
John Ferder
CBS, Inc.




New York Region, 2017-2018
Douglas I. Sheer
DIS Consulting Corp.




Southern Region, 2016-2017
Dan Burnett
Ericsson Television, Inc.



Southern Region, 2017-2018
Michael Koetter
Turner Broadcasting




Western Region, 2017-2018
Gary Mandle
Sony Electronics, Inc.



Western Region, 2016-2017
Mark Narveson
Artegis Law Group, LLP




Asia / Pacific Region, 2017-2018
Masayuki Sugawara
NEC Corporation



Asia / Pacific Region, 2016-2017
John Maizels
Entropy Enterprises and Productions




Europe, The Middle East, Africa and Central & South America Region, 2016-2017
Siegfried Fössel
Fraunhofer IIS




Europe, The Middle East, Africa and Central & South America Region, 2017-2018
François Abbe
Qvest Media



UK Region Governor, 2016-2017
Bruce Devlin
Mr. MXF Ltd.



2017 Directors

Standards Directors

Bob Edge
Bob Edge TV Consulting





Paul Treleaven



Dave Schnuelle
Dolby Laboratories, Inc.




Education Directors

Sara Kudrle
Imagine Communications





Hans Hoffmann





Sean Lancastle
MediaTech Training



Membership Directors

North American Sections Director

Karl Kuhn
Tektronix Inc.





International Sections Director

Peter Weitzel


Student Chapter Director

Bruce Follmer
ABC Television