Lower Great Lakes Emmy Awards

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NATAS Lower Great Lakes Chapter (Emmy® Awards)
Awarded for Recognizing excellence in media production and television broadcasting
Location Cleveland, Ohio
Presented by NATAS
First awarded 1969
Website http://www.nataslgl.org/

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.[1]


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.[1]


Board of governors[edit]

The Board of Governors is a volunteer board of industry professionals who work together collaboratively, which ensures the best interests of the membership.[1]

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