Board of Directors
Richard Friedel, FOX
ATSC Board Chairman Richard Friedel is the Executive Vice President and General Manager for FOX Networks Engineering and Operations. He oversees long-term technology strategy and day-to-day operations for the Fox Network Center in Los Angeles and for the FOX Houston Technical Operations Center, home of Fox Sports’ regional networks, in addition to providing technical support for 14 regional production centers. Before joining FOX, Friedel served in various positions at Capital Cities/ABC, NBC News and local television stations. A graduate of Drexel University in Philadelphia, he is a fellow of the SMPTE and a member of AES, IEEE SBE and SCTE. He serves as President of the Video Services Forum and is a member of the NABA Board of Directors. Friedel received the 2015 NAB Engineering Achievement Award.
Lynn Claudy, NAB
Lynn Claudy is Senior Vice President of Technology for the National Association of Broadcasters (NAB), the trade association for commercial radio and television broadcast stations in the United States. He joined NAB in 1988 as a staff engineer and held positions of Director of Advanced Engineering & Technology and Vice President before assuming his present position in 1995. He earned his BA degree from Oberlin College, BSEE from Washington University in St. Louis and MSEE degree from the Illinois Institute of Technology. He is a member of AES, AFCCE, IEEE, SBE and SMPTE and serves on the FCC Technological Advisory Council.
Mark Eyer, Sony
Mark Eyer is the Director of Systems for the Technology Standards Office of Sony Electronics. He represents Sony in standards committees including ATSC, CTA, and SCTE. Eyer earned his BSEE (1973) and MSEE (1978) from University of Washington, and has participated in ATSC since 1994; as chair of S8 Transport Specialists group since 2002. He is the author of McGraw-Hill book PSIP: Program and System Information Protocol and was awarded the 2005 ANSI Finegan Standards Medal. In 2007, he was awarded the Excellence in Standards Award by SCTE and the Bernard Lechner Outstanding Contributor Award by ATSC. His recent ATSC work involves participation in the development of the ATSC 3.0 standard.
John Godfrey, Samsung
John Godfrey is Senior Vice President of Public Policy for Samsung Electronics America, a U.S. subsidiary of Samsung Electronics Co. of South Korea. Based in Washington, D.C., he represents Samsung in external relations with government and industry. Active in the Consumer Technology Association (CTA), Godfrey is a member of the CTA Foundation’s Board of Trustees, the Video Division Board, and the Government Affairs Council, among other groups. He is also a current member and past chairman of the Board of Directors of the ATSC. Prior to joining Samsung in 2006, Godfrey held key government affairs roles with Pioneer North America and Sony Electronics. Earlier, he was with the Information Technology Industry Council.
Chris Homer, PBS
Christopher Homer is PBS Vice President, Operations & Engineering, responsible for the management of Operations and Engineering at PBS Network and Satellite operations centers. Prior to joining PBS in 2013, Homer was Broadcast Operations VP at DIRECTV, where he worked since 2006. Previous experience included key engineering, operations and production roles with FOX Broadcasting and local TV stations. Early in his career, Homer was a support engineer for Harris Broadcast, Grass Valley Group and Digital F/X. He graduated from California Coast University and served as an Electronics Technician in the U.S. Navy. Homer serves on the on Board of Directors for Advanced Media Workflow Association and chairs the ATSC’s Ad Hoc Group on Accessibility.
Brett Jenkins, Media General
Brett Jenkins is Vice President, Chief Technology Officer of Media General, overseeing the company’s engineering and IT functions and advising the executive team on new technologies, trends and best practices for integration. He earned his Bachelor of Science in Electrical Engineering (BSEE), cum laude, from University of Massachusetts, Amherst in 1992 and his Master of Business Administration (MBA) from Boston University in 2005. Jenkins has also served on the External Advisory Board for the University of Massachusetts’ Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering and was a member of the FCC’s Communications Security, Reliability, and Interoperability Council.
Howard Lukk, SMPTE
Howard Lukk is the Director of Engineering and Standards for the Society of Motion Picture and Television Engineers (SMPTE). He is a member of the staff responsible for maintaining the technical infrastructure for both the standards community and SMPTE home office. Lukk’s lifelong deep passion for science and filmmaking guided his storied career, which included early HDTV production work, developing specifications for digital cinema, and serving as chief engineer for a full-service post-production house in Burbank. For 10 years at The Walt Disney Studios, Lukk helped research and incorporate new technologies into the studio’s workflow. An associate member of the American Society of Cinematographers, he holds patents in the areas of stereoscopic and computational cinematography.
Wayne Luplow, IEEE
Wayne C. Luplow represents the Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE) on the ATSC Board of Directors. A Life Fellow of the IEEE, Luplow served as editor of the IEEE’s Transactions on Consumer Electronics for 35 years. Long-time ATSC volunteer leader and former ATSC Chairman, Luplow is Vice President, Zenith R&D. He led Zenith’s HDTV research program and was active in the “Digital HDTV Grand Alliance” research consortium. A charter member of the Academy of Digital Television Pioneers, Luplow is active in the Consumer Technology Association, serving as Chairman of the Video Systems Engineering Committee. Before joining Zenith in 1964, he was employed by RCA at the David Sarnoff Research Laboratories. Luplow earned his BSEE from the University of Wisconsin and MSEE from the University of Pennsylvania.
Brian Markwalter, CTA
Brian Markwalter is Senior Vice President of Research and Standards for the Consumer Technology Association (CTA). Markwalter oversees CTA’s ANSI-accredited standards development operation and extensive market research capability. Markwalter holds BS and MSEE degrees from the Georgia Institute of Technology, is a licensed professional engineer and earned seven patents. His industry leadership is reflected through positions on the IEEE Consumer Electronics Society Board of Governors, the FCC’s Technological Advisory Council and Video Accessibility Advisory Committee, and NIST’s Smart Grid Interoperability Panel Governing Board.
Glenn Reitmeier, NBC Universal
Glenn Reitmeier is Senior Vice President of Technology Standards & Policy at NBC Universal, leading technical efforts on industry standards, government policy, and commercial agreements. Current ATSC Board member and former ATSC Chairman for six years, Reitmeier is a graduate of Villanova University and began his career by spending 25 years in digital video R&D at Sarnoff Laboratories. He was a key member of the Digital HDTV Grand Alliance, which ultimately led to establishing the ATSC digital television standard. His career contributions have been recognized by the NAB TV Engineering Achievement Award, the SMPTE Progress Medal and the NJ Inventors Hall of Fame. He holds more than 50 patents.
Anne Schelle, Pearl TV
Anne Schelle is Managing Director of Pearl TV, a partnership of broadcast TV companies that reach two-thirds of the U.S. population with more than 200 local TV stations. Schelle is responsible for developing and overseeing Pearl’s investments in the advancement of next- generation television, digital and advertising initiatives. She served previously as senior advisor to the NAB and as Executive Director of the Open Mobile Video Coalition, where she led broadcasters’ Mobile TV outreach efforts. Schelle was a founding management team member for the nation’s first commercial digital cellular network (Sprint Spectrum) and also xDSL Networks (a competitive local exchange carrier). She a past venture partner and CEO of Acta Wireless and served as Vice Chair of the Mobile Marketing Association Board and founding Chair of its video committee.
Andy Scott, NCTA
Andy Scott is Vice President of Engineering for the National Cable and Telecommunications Association (NCTA). Scott is responsible for analyzing and evaluating technical and engineering issues on behalf of the industry that arise in federal regulatory and legislative proceedings. A 35-year industry veteran, Scott represents the cable industry in standards and specifications development organizations in furtherance of public policy objectives, particularly in the areas of cable system architecture and design, field engineering and operations. In addition to his role on the ATSC Board, Scott serves on the Board of Directors of the Society of Cable Telecommunications Engineers (SCTE) Engineering Committee. He holds an MS degree in Computer Science.
Dave Siegler, Cox
Dave Siegler is Vice President of Technical Operations for Cox Media Group (CMG) at the company’s Atlanta, Ga. headquarters. He is responsible for leading and growing the integrated media company through the rapidly changing technologies and consumer demands. He chaired the ATSC 2.0 Implementation Team, serves as Chair of NAB’s Television Technology Committee and is a member of the Association of Federal Communications Consulting Engineers, Society of Motion Picture and Television Engineers, The Society of Broadcast Engineers and the Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers Broadcast Technology Society.
John I. Taylor, LG
John I. Taylor is Vice President of Public Affairs and Communications for LG Electronics USA, Inc. Taylor represents the company before the U.S. government and in industry organizations. He also is LG’s chief U.S. media spokesman and public relations strategist. Involved with digital television since 1988, Taylor is a charter member of the Academy of Digital Television Pioneers, served as Public Affairs Chairman of the Grand Alliance and co-founded the Digital TV Transition Coalition. He earned an M.S. degree from Northwestern’s Medill School of Journalism, and a B.A. from DePauw University. He serves as ATSC Communications Chairman and represents LG on the Video Division Board of the Consumer Technology Association and the board of trustees of the CTA Foundation.
Craig Todd, Dolby
Craig Todd is Senior Vice President and Chief Technical officer for Dolby Laboratories. He has a Degree in Physics from the California Institute of Technology, and has been with Dolby since 1977. He is very active in ITU-R Working Party 6C where he has contributed to many of the ITU-R audio and video Recommendations. Todd is a Fellow of both the AES and SMPTE, recipient of the SMTPE Samuel L. Warner Medal for achievement in motion picture sound, recipient of an Emmy for his loudness metering work in ITU-R, and holder of more than 20 patents.