Our Board of Governors is comprised of members of the industry (television, new media, broadcast, cable, education, and related fields) who are committed to furthering the interests of the Heartland Chapter and the Emmy Awards. These dedicated professionals live and work primarily in the Denver metro area, and include three regional vice presidents from other DMAs: two from Oklahoma City and one from Wichita. The board meets monthly on the second Tuesday at Rocky Mountain PBS in Denver.
According to the Chapter By-laws, Denver television stations appoint representatives to the board. The other board members are allied representatives, not affiliated with a traditional television station, who are elected by the allied chapter membership to a 3-year term.
Officers to the board are elected by the board, and serve a 2-year term. Our chapter’s trustees are part of the governing body of the National NATAS organization.
The board is here to serve you; feel free to contact any one of our governors to share your feedback.
The Heartland Chapter consists of 12 DMAs in five states: Denver, Oklahoma City, Tulsa, Wichita/Hutchinson, Omaha, Colorado Springs/Pueblo, Lincoln/Hastings-Kearney, Topeka, Grand Junction/Montrose, Cheyenne/Scottsbluff, Casper/Riverton, Durango and North Platte. The Board meets monthly to process the business of the chapter; its membership consists of representatives from all areas of broadcast, media, production and education – in Denver, Oklahoma City, Omaha, Tulsa and Cheynne – both affiliated and independent. They are proud to represent the 900+ members of our chapter, and encourage you to contact them at any time.
Board Members (elected)
Carl Bilek, EW Scripps Denver
Juliana Broste, Traveling Jules Productions Denver
Michelle Carpenter, UC Denver
Jeremy Downing, KGWN Cheyenne
Paul Drexler, 4D Solutions Denver
Blaine Howerton, YGHDTV Denver
Neile Jones, KTUL Tulsa
Julie Lucas, Metropolitan State University Denver
Misty Montano, KUSA
Bill Perry, OETA Oklahoma City
Carolyn Richards, Marblehead Productions Denver
Steve Replin, Replin Law Group Denver
Mike Wallace, KMTV Omaha
Board Members (Affiliate Reps, appointed)
Lori Jane Gliha, Rocky Mountain PBS
Jeremy Hubbard, KDVR Denver
Paula Roth, KBDI
Drew Sidener, KCNC
Tony Kovaleski, KMGH
Officers and Trustees
President: Blaine Howerton, YGHDtv
1st VP: Carolyn Richards, Marblehead Productions
2nd VP: TBD January 2018
Secretary: TBD January 2018
Treasurer: Steve Replin
Misty Montano, KUSA
Carl Bilek, EW Scripps
Blaine Howerton, YGHDtv
Julie Lucas, MSU
Awards: Carolyn Richards
Programs: Paul Drexler
Education/Sponsorship: Paula Roth
Silver Circle: Carl Bilek
Scholarship: Julie Lucas
Marketing: Michelle Carpenter