Lower Great Lakes Emmy Awards
|NATAS Lower Great Lakes Chapter (Emmy® Awards)|
|Awarded for||Recognizing excellence in media production and television broadcasting|
The NATAS Lower Great Lakes Chapter is one of 19 regional chapters of the National Academy of Television Arts & Sciences. The Lower Great Lakes Chapter (formerly Cleveland Chapter) was founded in 1969. In addition to granting Emmy® Awards to professional members in the Lower Great Lakes region, the chapter awards scholarships, honors industry veterans with the Gold and Silver Circle Awards, conducts Regional Student Television Awards of Excellence (RSTV), has a free research and a nationwide job bank. The chapter also participates in judging Emmy® Award entries at the regional and national levels.
The Lower Great Lakes Chapter of NATAS is divided into the following boundaries and encompasses all of northern Ohio (including Cleveland, Akron, Canton, Toledo, Lima, Mansfield and Youngstown), central and northern Indiana (including Indianapolis, Bloomington, Muncie, Lafayette and Ft. Wayne), and Erie, Pennsylvania. These boundaries or region are responsible for the submission of television broadcast and web materials presented for awards consideration.
Board of governors
The Board of Governors is a volunteer board of industry professionals who work together collaboratively, which ensures the best interests of the membership.
President, Tom Farmer Fox Sports Ohio
1st Vice President, Dianna Kall Greater Cleveland Volunteers
2nd Vice President, Scott Swan WTHR
Treasurer, Scott Bremner
Secretary, Amy Howell WISH-TV
Trustee, Joe Koskovics Cuyahoga Community College
Trustee/Awards Administrator, Bob Hammer
Alternate Trustee, Mark Lynch
Governor, Megan Alicea Fox 59
Governor, Danielle Cotterman WFMJ
Governor, John Duong WTHR
Governor, Matt Fuller Cox Communications
Governor, Mike Harris WEWS
Governor, Darin Hohman Dark Horse Productions
Governor, David Kuznicki WNWO
Governor, Darren LaShelle WGTE
Governor, Carl Monday WOIO
Governor, Jeff Phelps Phelps Media Group, Inc.
Governor, John Stealey Digital Alchemy
Governor, Don Vavrus Wide Open West
Advisor, Susan Batt / WTHR
Parliamentarian, Charles E. "Bud" Ford
Administrator, Gary Manke StoryWorks.TV LLC