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Board of Governors

Each year the membership of the National Academy of Television Arts & Sciences Michigan Chapter elects new professionals on a rotating Board of Governors to represent the Michigan community. While best known for The EMMY® Awards and Silver Circle, which recognize outstanding achievements in our industry, NATAS Michigan represents an array of other exciting events available to our membership.

The Michigan Chapter is in search of people who are as passionate about media as they are about giving back to the professional community. The Board of Governors is a working board, which simply put, means we work together collaboratively to ensure we are providing for the best interests of the membership.

Qualifications and Requirements of a Board of Governor
1. Must be a NATAS Michigan Member for a minimum of one year prior to election.
2. Active committee participation prior to nomination is recommended.
3. Attend a minimum of one board meeting per month.
4. Board term lasts for two years.
5. Lead and/or judge at least one EMMY® Award category twice yearly.


President Robert Gould MICHIGAN STATE UNIVERSITY Broadcast Journalism Instructor
Vice President/Awards Robin Tracey Park West Gallery Executive Producer/Director
Vice President/Membership Sheri Jones WLNS-TV Anchor
Vice President Rhonda LaVelle WXYZ-TV News Director
Secretary Kit Kuhne WJRT-TV Producer
Treasurer Jamal Bransford WESTWOOD HEIGHTS SCHOOLS

Outreach/Communications Director


National Trustee Carlota Almanza-Lumpkin CARLO PRODUCTIONS ENTERTAINMENT CEO
Alternate Trustee Gary May GMAYTV Producer


Brent Ashcroft WZZM-TV Anchor
Alex Atwell WDIV Photojournalist
Jason Dizik FOX SPORTS DETROIT Game Producer
Hilary Golston WJBK-TV Reporter/Anchor
Sheila Grant CITY OF DETROIT-MEDIA Host/Producer
Neille Giffune MID-MICHIGAN NOW News Director
Bilal Kurdi WOOD-TV Photojournalist
John Hammond FAFOUTEE DIGITAL MEDIA Executive Producer
Sean Mahon WWTV/WWUP-TV News Director
Barb Roethler WILX-TV News Director
Rick Sykes CMU Professor Emeritus 
Chris Wasielewski FOX SPORTS DETROIT Producer


Stacia Mottley, Executive Director