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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/KTCA

Panhia Yang
Panhia Yang

Secretary

KMSP-TV

Elizabeth Allen
Elizabeth Allen

Treasurer

Twin Cities PBS/KTCA

Ben Houtkooper
Ben Houtkooper

National Trustee

Carlini Entertainment

Jodi Ritacca
Jodi Ritacca

Alternate Trustee

Carlini Entertainment

Vanessa Lambert
Vanessa Lambert

Awards Chair

FOX Sports North

John JJ Murray
John JJ Murray

Executive Director

Twin Cities Media

REGIONAL VICE PRESIDENTS

Diana Castillo
Diana Castillo

IOWA

KMEG/KPTH-TV

Amy Schmelzer
Amy Schmelzer

IOWA

KCCI-TV

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MINNESOTA

 

Matt Henson
Matt Henson

NORTH DAKOTA

WDAZ-TV

Kevin King
Kevin King

SOUTH DAKOTA

KSFY-TV

Kevin Millard
Kevin Millard

WISCONSIN

WXOW-TV

BOARD OF GOVERNORS

Panhia Yang
Panhia Yang

Broadcast

KMSP-TV

Joe Kaczynski
Joe Kaczynski

Broadcast

WCCO-TV

Mary Lahammer
Mary Lahammer

Public TV

TPT/KTCA

Mark Vancleave
Mark Vancleave

Online

StarTribune

Sarah Wheeler
Sarah Wheeler

Public Relations

Padilla

Carla Beaurline
Carla Beaurline

Cable/Public/Gov.

Around Town TV/Around Town Media, LLC

Vanessa Lambert
Vanessa Lambert

Cable/Public/Gov.

FOX Sports North

Tyler Eichorst
Tyler Eichorst

Ind. Productions

Acowsay Cinema

Brian Wagner
Brian Wagner

Ind. Productions

Wagners Designs

Ben Houtkooper
Ben Houtkooper

Military

Minnesota National Guard

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Education

FOUNDATION

Joe Kaczynski
Joe Kaczynski

President

WCCO-TV

Jodi Ritacca
Jodi Ritacca

Vice President

Carlini Entertainment

Panhia Yang
Panhia Yang

Secretary

KMSP-TV

Elizabeth Allen
Elizabeth Allen

Treasurer

Twin Cities PBS/KTCA

Carla Beaurline
Carla Beaurline

Board Member

Around Town TV/Around Town Media, LLC