Las Vegas / April 14, 2015 – The Advanced Television Broadcasting Alliance (ATBA) announces today new board members elected at the 2015 National Association of Broadcasters Convention LPTV Day. Here are the new board members:
Gary Cocola, ATBA Board Chairman, Cocola Broadcasting Companies, KMBY
Rob Folliard, Vice President and Deputy General Counsel, Gray Television
Annette Garcia, President and GM, Son Broadcasting
Howard Mintz, General Counsel, Mako Communications
“We are excited with the new additions to the ATBA Board of Directors,” says Louis Libin, ATBA Executive Director. “We have a fantastic group of industry professionals that will help drive our mission and goals.”
Continuing board members include:
Mark Aitken – Vice President, Advanced Technology, Sinclair Broadcast Group, Inc.
Rod Payne – President, CFNT, Class A LPTV stations in Wichita Falls, TX
Perry Priestley – CEO, Anywave Communication Technologies
Irwin Podhajser – Sr. Vice President Broadcast Operations. DTV America Corporation
Byron St. Clair – President Emeritus – National Translator Association; Active LPTV and Translator Engineering Consultant; Member Board of Directors of Non -Commercial PBS affiliate TV station – KBDI, Denver, CO
Randy Weiss, Ph.D. – Owner, EICB TV, Excellence in Christian Broadcasting; President, CrossTalk International
Jim West – President, The Walk TV; DrTV Channel
“Our board of director members are important to the day to day operations of the ATBA,” according to Lee Miller, ATBA Communications Director. “Our board represents a broad range of the broadcast industry including equipment manufacturers, networks, full power, low power and translator broadcasters.”
The Board of Directors also elected Gary Cocola as ATBA Chairman, Perry Priestley as Vice Chair and Jim West as Secretary Treasurer.