Board of Governors 2019-10-08T14:16:41-05:00

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: Jason Gittlen – WRC
  • 1st Vice President: Adam Longo – WUSA9
  • 2nd Vice President: Kate Kelly – WETA
  • Secretary/Treasurer: Jumoke Davis – Monumental Sports & Entertainment
  • National Trustee: Seth Berenzweig – Berenzweig Leonard, LLP
  • National Trustee: Jason Gittlen – WRC
  • National Trustee: Fernando Pizarro – Univision
  • National Trustee: Jess Snyder – WETA
  • Alternate Trustee: Joe Yasharoff – Montgomery Community Media/University of Maryland

Board of Governors

  • Roxana Bardan – MPT
  • Terry Bryant – American University
  • Ava-joye Burnett – WJZ-TV
  • Kathleen Cairns – WBFF
  • Cheryl Carson – WJLA
  • Barbara Ciara – WTKR
  • Rachel DePompa – WWBT
  • Aaron Gilchrist – WRC
  • Jason Gittlen – WRC
  • Karen Hansen – Bullseye Communications
  • Andre Hepkins – WBAL
  • Adam Longo – WUSA9
  • Janette Luviano – WZDC/Telemundo44
  • Samara Martin-Ewing – WUSA9
  • Ben Pekkanen – U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs
  • Tiffany Townsend – National Museum of African American History and Culture
  • Brad Wilson – WTVR
  • Joe Yasharoff – Montgomery Community Media/University of Maryland
  • Amanda Zimmer – NBC Sports Washington

Regional Vice Presidents

  • Roanoke: Will Anderson – Blue Ridge PBS

Standing Committee Chairs

  • Awards Chair: Amanda Zimmer – NBC Sports Washington
  • Budget & Finance Chair:Kate Kelly – WETA
  • Bylaws: Jess Snyder – WETA
  • Communications Chair: Ben Pekkanen – U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs
  • Educational Outreach Chair: Aaron Gilchrist – WRC
  • Emmy Night Co-Chair (Event): Virginia Pancoe – VPMedia
  • Emmy Night Co-Chair (Production): Joe Yasharoff – Montgomery Community Media/University of Maryland
  • Gold & Silver Circle Co-Chair: Barbara Ciara – WTKR
  • Gold & Silver Circle Co-Chair: Donna Weston – WRC
  • Membership Chair: Kathy Reynolds – WUSA9
  • Sponsorship: Kathy Reynolds – WUSA9
  • Website & Publicity: Jess Snyder – WETA

Staff