Board of Governors

The Board of Governors is a group of elected professionals and members representing a diverse cross-section of the broadcasting community. The Board, in consultation with the Officers, provides guidance as to the priorities of the organization. If you are interested joining the Board of Governors please contact us and we will be happy to provide more information!

Executive Committee

  • President: Les Heintz – Heintz Media Productions
  • 1st Vice President: OPEN
  • 2nd Vice President: Jess Snyder – WETA
  • Secretary: Jeffrey Kramer – Kramer Communications
  • Treasurer: Kate Kelly – WETA
  • National Trustee: Les Heintz – Heintz Media Productions
  • National Trustee: Jummy Olabanji – WJLA
  • National Trustee: Fernando Pizarro – Univision
  • Alternate Trustee: Seth Berenzweig – Berenzweig Leonard, LLP

Board of Governors

  • Frank Batavick – Maryland Public TV
  • Scott Brodbeck – Local News Now LLC
  • Nikki Burdine – WUSA-9
  • Ava-joye Burnett – WBAL-TV
  • Josh Davidsburg – University of Maryland
  • Jumoke Davis – Monumental Sports
  • Rolo Duartes – Entravision
  • Krystal Fogg – WETA
  • Jed Gamber – WBFF Fox45
  • Autria Godfrey – WJLA
  • Jason Gittlen – WRC/NBC4
  • Karen Hansen – Bullseye Communications
  • Kate Kelly – WETA
  • Jason Marks – WAVY
  • Chris Papst – WJLA
  • Maria Rozman – WZDC Telemundo
  • Charles Robinson – Maryland Public TV
  • Maria Robinson – WVEC ABC13
  • Joe Yasharoff – University of Maryland

Regional Vice Presidents

  • Charlottesville: OPEN
  • Hagerstown: Pieter Bickford – What’s NXT
  • Richmond: Sheryl Barnhouse – WTVR
  • Roanoke: Will Anderson – Blue Ridge PBS
  • Virginia Beach/Norfolk: OPEN

Standing Committee Chairs

  • Awards Co-Chair: Jay Korff – WJLA
  • Awards Co-Chair: Fran Murphy – Murphy Works
  • Budget & Finance Chair: OPEN
  • Bylaws: Seth Berenzweig – Berenzweig Leonard, LLP
  • Communications Chair: Karen Hansen – Bullseye Communications
  • Educational Outreach Chair: Pieter Bickford – What’s NXT
  • Emmy Night Co-Chair (Event): Virginia Pancoe – VPMedia
  • Emmy Night Co-Chair (Production): Joe Yasharoff – University of Maryland
  • Emmy Night Co-Chair (Production Management): OPEN
  • Membership & Sponsorship Co-Chair: Fernando Pizarro – Univision
  • Membership & Sponsorship Co-Chair: Frank Batavick – Maryland Public TV
  • Sponsorship: Les Heintz – Heintz Media Productions
  • Website & Publicity: Jess Snyder – WETA

Staff

  • Executive Director: Carol Wynne – Drohan Management Group
  • Associate Director: Ashlyn McKeithan – Drohan Management Group
  • Award & Judging Coordinator: Sharon Sobel – Picture This Video
  • Director of Corporate Alliances: Heather Konya – Drohan Management Group