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    Newly Elected and Returning SMPTE Board Members Begin the 2021-22 Term

    January 6, 2021

    WHITE PLAINS, N.Y.Jan.6, 2021 — SMPTE® today announced that the members newly elected and returning 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,” said 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 elected board members 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

    William T. Hayes of Iowa PBS
    USA – Central Region

    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

    Rosemarie (Rose) Lockwood of Belden
    USA - New York Region

    Lisa Hobbs of MediaKind
    USA - Southern Region

    Marina Kalkanis of M2A Media
    United Kingdom Region

    Jessica Wan of Pixar Animation Studios
    USA - Western Region

    More information about SMPTE, its standards work, and its educational offerings is online at smpte.org. 

    Michael Devalue


    USA - Hollywood Region


    Bruce Devlin


    Standards Vice President


    John Ferder




    Patrick Griffis

    SMPTE President Pat Griffis

    Past President


    Konstantin Glasman


    EMEA, Central and South America 


     William T. Hayes


    USA - Central Region


    Hans Hoffmann


    SMPTE President

    Lisa Hobbs


    USA - Southern Region

    Renard Jenkins

    Renard Jenkins CU-1 (Copy)

    Membership Vice President

    Marina Kalkanis

    Marina Kalkanis-1United Kingdom Region

    Patricia Keighley

    Patricia Keighley-square

    Executive Vice President

    Karl Joseph Kuhn


    USA - Eastern Region


    Rosemarie Lockwood


    USA - New York Region


    Sylvain Marcotte


    Canada Region

    Marty Meyer


    USA - Hollywood Region

    Tony Ngai


    Asia - Pacific Region

    Paul Stechly


    Finance Vice President

    Jessica Wan


    USA - Western Region

    Michael Zink

    mike zink

    Education Vice President


    SMPTE Regional Governors Continuing a Current Term:

    Merrick Ackermans, CBS
    USA – Southern Region

    Paul Briscoe, Consultant
    Canada Region

    Eric Gsell, Dolby Laboratories
    USA – Hollywood Region

    Ward Hansford
    Asia-Pacific Region

    Mark Harrison, DPP
    United Kingdom Region

    Tom Mauro, Consultant
    USA – New York Region

    Yvonne Thomas, Digital TV Group (DTG)
    EMEA, Central and South America Region

    Ben Waggoner, Amazon AWS
    USA – Western Region

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    About SMPTE®
    SMPTE is the global society of media professionals, technologists, and engineers working in the digital entertainment industry. The Society fosters a diverse and engaged membership from both the technology and creative communities, delivering vast educational offerings, technical conferences and exhibitions, the SMPTE Motion Imaging Journal, and access to a rich network of colleagues essential to their career success. As an internationally recognized standards organization, SMPTE also provides a vital technical framework of engineering standards and guidelines that allow the seamless creation, management, and delivery of media for art, entertainment, and education worldwide.

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