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: Jess Snyder – WETA
  • Treasurer: Jumoke Davis – Less Traveled Media
  • National Trustee: Les Heintz – Heintz Media Group
  • National Trustee: Andre Hepkins – WBAL
  • National Trustee: Adam Longo – WUSA9
  • National Trustee: Fernando Pizarro – NPR
  • National Trustee: Amanda Zimmer – NBC Sports Washington
  • Alternate Trustee: Joe Yasharoff – MCM & UMD
  • Presidential Appointee: Seth Berenzweig – Berenzweig Leonard, LLP

Board of Governors

  • Terry Bryant – American University
  • Ava-joye Burnett – WJZ-TV
  • Candace Burns – WTVR
  • Cheryl Carson – WJLA
  • Aimee Cho – WRC
  • Barbara Ciara – WTKR
  • Rachel DePompa – WWBT
  • Paul Gessler – WJZ-TV
  • Jeff Gygax – WTTG
  • Andre Hepkins – WBAL
  • Joyce Koh – Washington Post
  • Joy Lambert
  • Adam Longo – WUSA9
  • Janette Luviano – WZDC/Telemundo44
  • Pete O’Neal – WMAR
  • Ben Pekkanen – U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs
  • Marcelle Robertson – WUSA9
  • Dan Schutte – WCAV
  • Leon Scott – WUSA9
  • Tiffany Townsend
  • Nicole Webb – WJZ-TV

Regional Vice Presidents

  • Roanoke, VA: Will Anderson – Blue Ridge PBS
  • Salisbury, MD: Madeleine Overturf – WRDE

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: OPEN
  • Emmy Night Chair: Virginia Pancoe – VPMedia
  • Gold & Silver Circle Co-Chair: Barbara Ciara – WTKR
  • Gold & Silver Circle Co-Chair: Donna Weston – WRC
  • Membership Chair: OPEN
  • Sponsorship: OPEN

Staff