|NATAS Lower Great Lakes Chapter (Emmy® Awards)|
|Awarded for||Recognizing excellence in media production and television broadcasting|
The NATAS Lower Great Lakes Chapter is one of 19 regional chapters of the National Academy of Television Arts & Sciences. The Lower Great Lakes Chapter (formerly Cleveland Chapter) was founded in 1969. In addition to granting Emmy® Awards to professional members in the Lower Great Lakes region, the chapter awards scholarships, honors industry veterans with the Gold and Silver Circle Awards, conducts Regional Student Television Awards of Excellence (RSTV), has a free research and a nationwide job bank. The chapter also participates in judging Emmy® Award entries at the regional and national levels.
The Lower Great Lakes Chapter of NATAS is divided into the following boundaries and encompasses all of northern Ohio (including Cleveland, Akron, Canton, Toledo, Lima, Mansfield and Youngstown), central and northern Indiana (including Indianapolis, Bloomington, Muncie, Lafayette and Ft. Wayne), and Erie, Pennsylvania. These boundaries or region are responsible for the submission of television broadcast and web materials presented for awards consideration.
The Board of Governors is a volunteer board of industry professionals who work together collaboratively, which ensures the best interests of the membership.
Executive Director: Robert Hammer
President: Daniel Spehler, WXIN
1st Vice President: Carl Monday, WJW
2nd Vice President: Vickie Binkley, WXIN
Treasurer: James Stunek, WOIO
Secretary: Susanne Schwibs, Indiana University Media School
Trustee: Steve Warren, Bally Sports
Trustee: Megan Simpson, WTHR
Alternate Trustee: Daniel Spehler, WXIN