SMPTE has named Board Officers, Regional Governors and Governors-At-Large serving terms on the SMPTE Board of Governors, as well as the Standards, Education and Membership Directors appointed to serve in 2022.

‘It’s exciting to see the Society’s leadership evolving to better reflect and represent SMPTE’s membership and the greater motion-imaging and media community,’ says SMPTE President, Hans Hoffmann. ‘Addressing the interests and needs of this diverse community is an important part of keeping SMPTE a relevant and valuable entity in supporting the industry. The Society’s 2022 SMPTE Board of Governors brings fresh perspectives to our work in empowering the industry to overcome creative and technical challenges and to build new innovations together.’

SMPTE President Hans HoffmannNew SMPTE officers include Renard Jenkins, Senior Vice President, Production Integration and Creative Technology Services at Warner Bros/WarnerMedia, appointed SMPTE Executive Vice President. Jenkins is splitting the 2021-22 term with Patricia Keighley of IMAX, and following one year as Executive Vice President. Rose Lockwood, Global Account Director at Belden, has been appointed SMPTE Membership Vice President for the 2022-23 term to succeed Jenkins, who was formerly Membership Vice President.

‘As we move into 2022, we’ll continue to look at the Society as a whole and our strategy for keeping SMPTE relevant as the technology and industry continues to change at breakneck speed,’ Jenkins says. ‘Being the first African American in the SMPTE EVP role, I’m eager to continue the work of casting a wider net with my SMPTE colleagues to make the Society a truly more inclusive environment where everyone feels welcome.’

SMPTE also welcomes Florian Schleich, Senior Software Engineer of Media Systems at Netflix, as SMPTE Standards Vice President and congratulates Paul Stechly, President at Applied Electronics, in his reelection to the office of SMPTE Finance VP. Both will serve 2022-23 terms. They join 2021-22 officers Hans Hoffmann (President), Patrick Griffis (past President), John Ferder (Secretary/Treasurer), and Michael Zink (Education VP).

For the 2022-23 term, the Society has elected eight Regional Governors. For the Asia-Pacific Region these are Michael Day, Project Management Lead for Professional Media at Telstra Australia; Troy English, CTO and SVP of Product Development at Ross Video Group for the Canada Region; Dagmar Driesnack, Solution Manager at Rohde & Schwarz for Europe, Middle East, Africa and Central South American Region; David Long, Director/Associate Professor at Rochester Institute of Technology for the USA-Eastern Region; Kylee Peña, Manager of Creative Technologies Program Management at Netflix for the USA-Hollywood Region; Jeff Cohen, Director of Sales at Domo Broadcast Systems and Freelance Media Consultant Thomas Mauro for the USA-New York Region; Frank Torbert, Director of Technology at WKMG-Graham Media Group for the USA-Southern Region; and Chris Lennon, Office of the CTO: Director of Standards Strategy at Ross Video Group fro the USA-Western Region.

The SMPTE Board has also appointed four Governors-at-Large – Chaitanya Chinchlikar, Vice President & Business Head, Chief Technology Officer & Head of Emerging Media at Whistling Woods International; Eric Gsell, Staff Engineer at Dolby Labs; Jim Helman, CTO at MovieLabs; and Rich Welsh, Senior VP of Innovation at Deluxe.

The SMPTE leadership team includes a total of 15 directors for 2022: SMPTE Education Directors Polly Hickling, Peter Ludé, Liz Pieri, Jaclyn Pytlarz, and Iris Wu; SMPTE Membership Directors Zandra Clarke, Sally Hubbard, Chris Lapp, Ian MacSpadden, and John Shike; and SMPTE Standards Directors Dean Bullock, Bruce Devlin, Sally Hattori, Thomas Kernen, and Pierre-Anthony Lemiuex.

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