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The Upper Midwest Chapter of the National Academy of Television Arts & Sciences is a membership organization dedicated to excellence in video and television by honoring exceptional work, past and present; providing professional development and outreach; and nurturing the next generation of television professionals. We are the only professional association representing video and television professionals from all disciplines of the industry, serving as the common meeting ground for individuals dedicated to advancing the art and science of television.

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UPPER MIDWEST CHAPTER

7319 Hunters Run Drive
Eden Prairie, MN 55346

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UPPER MIDWEST EMMY® REGION

Our chapter represents professionals from the following cities/Designated Market Areas:

· Minneapolis — St. Paul
· Des Moines — Ames
· Cedar Rapids — Waterloo — Iowa City — Dubuque
· Sioux Falls (Mitchell)
· Fargo — Valley City
· La Crosse — Eau Claire
· Duluth — Superior
· Sioux City
· Rochester — Mason City — Austin
· Minot — Bismarck — Dickinson
· Rapid City
· Mankato

EXECUTIVE BOARD

Jodi Ritacca
Jodi Ritacca

President

Carlini Entertainment

Mary Lahammer
Mary Lahammer

Vice President

Twin Cities PBS

Panhia Yang
Panhia Yang

Secretary

KMSP

Elizabeth Allen
Elizabeth Allen

Treasurer

Twin Cities PBS

Tyler Eichorst
Tyler Eichorst

National Trustee

Acowsay Films

Amy Schmelzer
Amy Schmelzer

National Trustee

KCCI

Jodi Ritacca
Jodi Ritacca

Alternate Trustee

Carlini Entertainment

Brian Wagner
Brian Wagner

Awards Chair

Wagners Designs

John JJ Murray
John JJ Murray

Executive Director

Upper Midwest Emmy® Chapter

REGIONAL VICE PRESIDENTS

Katie Copple
Katie Copple

IOWA

KPTH

Mitch Keegan
Mitch Keegan

MINNESOTA

KEYC

Matt Henson
Matt Henson

NORTH DAKOTA

WDAZ

Kevin King
Kevin King

SOUTH DAKOTA

KSFY

Kevin Millard
Kevin Millard

WISCONSIN

WXOW

BOARD OF GOVERNORS

Panhia Yang
Panhia Yang

Broadcast

KMSP-TV

Reg Chapman
Reg Chapman

Broadcast

WCCO

Sharon Yoo
Sharon Yoo

Broadcast

KARE

Mary Lahammer
Mary Lahammer

Public TV

Twin Cities PBS

Mark Vancleave
Mark Vancleave

Online

StarTribune

Mark Martinez
Mark Martinez

Cable/Govt/Public Access

South Washington County Telecommunications Commission (SWCTC)

Carla Beaurline
Carla Beaurline

Ind. Productions

Around Town TV/Around Town Media, LLC

Brian Wagner
Brian Wagner

Ind. Productions

Wagners Designs

Ben Houtkooper
Ben Houtkooper

Military

Minnesota National Guard

Rocky Dailey
Rocky Dailey

Education

South Dakota State University

FOUNDATION

Diana Pierce
Diana Pierce

President

Diana Pierce Productions

Jodi Ritacca
Jodi Ritacca

Vice President

Carlini Entertainment

Panhia Yang
Panhia Yang

Secretary

KMSP

Elizabeth Allen
Elizabeth Allen

Treasurer

Twin Cities PBS/KTCA

Carla Beaurline
Carla Beaurline

Board Member

Around Town TV/Around Town Media, LLC

Pete Rhodes
Pete Rhodes

Board Member

Black Music America (BMA Networks)

Mark Martinez
Mark Martinez

Board Member

South Washington County Telecommunications Commission (SWCTC)

John JJ Murray
John JJ Murray

Executive Director

Upper Midwest Emmy® Foundation