Lone Star Emmy Awards

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Lone Star Emmy Award
Awarded for Excellence in television
Location Dallas/Fort Worth
Presented by NATAS
First awarded 2002
Official website http://lonestaremmy.org/

The Lone Star Emmy Awards are a division of the National Academy of Television Arts and Sciences. The division was founded in 2002 and in addition to granting the Lone Star Emmy Awards, it recognizes awards scholarships, honors industry veterans at the Silver Circle Celebration, conducts National Student Television Awards of Excellence, has a free research and a nationwide job bank. The chapter also participates in judging Emmy entries at the regional and national levels.[1]

Boundaries[edit]

In June 2002, the Board of Trustees of the National Television Academy (NTA) unanimously approved the formation of the Lone Star Chapter in Texas, and in four years, the chapter has grown to become one of the largest in the country.[2]

Board of directors and officers[edit]

Officers (January 1, 2016- December 31, 2017)
  • President – Jason Anderson, Pendleton Photography, Dallas (second term)
  • First Vice President/Fourth Trustee – Roger Vertrees, CW33, Dallas (second term)
  • First Trustee – Martha Kattan, KXLN, Houston (second term)
  • Third Trustee – Evelyn Castellano Escamilla, Verve Media, Edinburg (second term)
  • Second Trustee/Treasurer – Julie Coan, The Telling Project Institute, Houston (second term)
  • Secretary – Michael Grant, Phillips Productions, Dallas (second term)
Regional Vice Presidents
  • Austin – TBD
  • Dallas – Norma Garcia, KXTX (second term)
  • El Paso – Karla Mariscal, KTDO (second term)
  • Houston – Joel Mathiason, KRIV (second term)
  • San Antonio – Michael Humphries, KENS (second term)
  • The Valley – Heather Arevalo-Flores, KRGV (second term)
Board Members (Two year terms Two year terms January 1, 2015 – December 31, 2016)
  • Norma Garcia, KXTX, Dallas (first term)
  • John Bumgardner, Mint Public Relations, Austin (first term)
  • Heather Arevalo-Flores, KRGV, Weslaco (first term)
  • Michael Humphries, KENS, San Antonio (first term)
  • Bernadette Valles, KUVN, Dallas (first term)
  • Ryan Wood, WFAA, Dallas (first term)
Board Members (Two year terms January 1, 2016 – December 31, 2017)
  • Martha Kattan, KXLN, Houston (first term)
  • Evelyn Castellano Escamilla, Verve Media, Edinburg (first term)
  • Michael Grant, Phillips Productions, Dallas (first term)
  • Kevin Cokely, KXAS, Fort Worth (first term)
  • Pat Stacey, KLTV, Tyler (first term)
  • Allen Morris, Belay Media, Houston (first term)
Committee Chairs (appointed by Chapter President)
  • Awards – Kevin Cokely, KXAS, Fort Worth and Evelyn Castellano Escamilla, Verve Media, Edinburg
  • Awards Gala Production – Roger Vertrees, CW33, Dallas
  • Communications & Marketing – Jennifer Whitus, EmCare, Dallas
  • Excellence In My Market Awards – Evelyn Castellano Escamilla, Verve Media, Edinburg
  • Emmy Educational Foundation – Jason Anderson, Pendleton Photography, Dallas
  • Scholarships – Ryan Wood, WFAA, Dallas
  • Silver Circle – TBD
  • Sponsorships – Allen Morris, Belay Media, Houston
  • Spanish Language – Luis Flores, KWEX, San Antonio
  • Student Awards – Phyllis Slocum, University of North Texas
Executive Committee
  • Jason Anderson – President
  • Roger Vertrees – First Vice President/Fourth Trustee
  • Martha Kattan – First Trustee/Past President
  • Evelyn Castellano Escamilla – Third Trustee
  • Julie Coan – Second Trustee/Treasury
  • Kevin Cokely – Past President
Administrative Office
  • Terry Markis – Executive Director
  • Shelly Rumley – Chapter Administrator

References[edit]

  1. ^ NATAS. "Lone Star EMMY Educational Foundation". Retrieved 2010-07-11. Educational Information
  2. ^ "Lone Star Chapter of NATAS - About Us". Retrieved 2010-07-11. Academy Formation and Boundary