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.
Sylvain Marcotte of Grass Valley
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.