One of the highest honors given by NATAS Michigan, the Silver Circle recognizes television professionals who have performed distinguished service within the television industry for 25 years or more, a significant part of which was done within our chapter’s region of Michigan. Gold Circle inductees have served the industry for 50 years or more.  Silver and Gold Circle members are honored for more than their longevity — they are honored for making an enduring contribution to the vitality of the television industry and for setting standards of achievement we can all hope to emulate. These honorees also give back to the community as mentors, educators, and volunteers.

Nominations open now

Distinguished Members of

Bill Harris

2019

Diana Lewis

2018

Henry Baskin

2017

Ken Krato

2015

Dwayne X. Riley

2014

Chuck Derry

2013

Bob Giles

2013

Jerry Hodak

2013

Erik Smith

2013

Frank Benesh

2008

Naomi Siegel

2007

Sidney Siegel

2007

Distinguished Members of

2019

Catherine Behrendt

Joel Boykin

Tom Brocklehurst

Ro Coppola

Randy Henry

Lila Lazarus

Catherine Behrendt

Catherine Behrendt

Catherine Behrendt

Catherine Behrendt

Catherine Behrendt

Catherine Behrendt

Catherine Behrendt

2018

Dianna Craig-Astrop

Jayne Hodak

Kristine Kelly

Mike Murri

Nate Penn

Susan Shaw

2017

Bill Becker

Jay Lowe

Jerry Rimmer

William Anthony Stevenson

Donald Thompson

2016

Dave Devereaux

Bob Gould

Wayne Joseph

Jim Lutton

Laurie Oberman

2015

John Ciolino

Eduardo Fernandez

Jeff Forster

Janet Mason

Keith Thompson

2014

Kathy DenHeeten Dubrish

Sheri Jones

Mark McGlashen

Megan Saunders

Alan Upchurch

2013

Al Allen

Thomas Bader

Diane Charles

Juliet Dragos

Larry Elliott

Joel Feick

Sara Hassinger

Jim Kiertzner

Alex Kimbrough

Bill Steffen

Paula Tutman

Steve Wild

2012

Carlota Almanza-Lumpkin

Dave LewAllen

Peter Ross

Greg Russell

Richard Schaaf

Devin Scillian

2010

Cheryl Chodun

W. Dean Cobb

Sarah Norat-Phillips

Bill Samples

Gerald Smith

Ruth Spencer

2009

Marla Drutz

Henry Erb

Paul Gross

George Lessens

Robert Lumbert

Judy Markee

2008

Frank Benesh

Jeffrey C. McAtee

John McMurray

Ronald C. Scott

Aggie Usedly

Michael T. Walenta

2007

Henry Baskin

Mary Conway

Craig James

Ken Kolbe

Bob Kuszynski

Gary May

Sue McGill

2006

Frank A. Biondo

Steve Garagiola

Steve Gaver

Lee Van Ameyde

Fran Victor

2005

Katherine J. Adams

Richard Appleton

Carrie Corbin

Chuck Gaidica

Thomas Lamb

William N. Proctor

2004

Ladd Carlton

Jerry P. Colvin

Carmen Harlan

Ken Krato

Ned McGrath

Phil Nye

2003

Vida Gaizutis

Bud Johnson

Amyre Makupson

Sue Marx

Nancy McCauley

Gregory Neubacher

2002

Donald Carter

Michelle DeSouza

John Hammond

Emery King

Jim Madaus

Don Shane

Carolyn Kennedy Worford

2001

Jim Bleicher

Dr. Lynne Boyle

Sioux DeOrlow-Goodman

Suzanne Geha

Charlie Wilkinson

James Woods

1999

Daniel Alpert

Tim Skubick

Woody Willis

1998

Donella Crawford

William “Bill” Harris

Edward King

1997

Jim Brandstatter

Charles Derry

Robert Elnicky

Joe Spencer

1996

Jack Costello

Marvin Doerfler

Nancy L. Ewing

Grace Gilchrist

Jerome Holland

Michael Kalush

Byron Renz

Allan R. Sieger

Cato Weatherspoon, III

Roger Weber

1995

Herman Carducci

Lucia Spencer Harvin

J. Diana Lewis

Vince Wade

Robert Warfield

Dell Warner

Paul Winter

Terrill Youngman

1994

Doris Biscoe

Toby Cunningham

Carol Duvall

Arthur Fields

Tom Ham

Fran Harris

R. Randolph Hippler

Peter A. Kizer

Gordon Lawrence

Ted Pearse

Agnes Scott

1993

Bob Bennett

James F. Clark

Dave Diles

Don Haney

Robert Scott

Franklin G. Sisson

Louis Slyker

Mary Lou Zieve

Morton Zieve

1992

Robert Benyi

Johnny Ginger

Jerry Hodak

Gilbert Maddox

Arno Marcacci

George Megown

Ted Talbert

Jonette Trainor

1991

John T. Caldwell

Richard Dietrich

Jack Hogan

Robert Lipson

Wallace Rodammer

Robert Stevens

Elizabeth Weiss

Rube Weiss

1990

Mort Crim

John Kelly

Ray Lane

Charles McGill

Christopher Montross

Lee Murray

Don Sandberg

Erik Smith

Ronald Stone

Marilyn Turner

1989

Al Ackerman

Bill Bonds

Jim Herrington

James Jewell

Dr. Robert Larson

Jac Legoff

Whit Vernon

Chuck Wasiluk

Mason Weaver

1988

Jan Coil

Marvin (Sonny) Eliot

Jack Flechsig

Jay Frommert

Bob Giles

Seymour A. Kapetansky

Ken Muse

Dwayne X. Riley

Jerry Trainor

Jack Warfield

Joe Weaver

1987

Rod Burton

Dr. Alvin Edelson

Vic Hurwitz

Lyle Rees

John Schimpf

Naomi Siegel

Sidney Siegel

Robbie Timmons