Staff

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Mark Richer, President

Mark S. Richer is the President of the Advanced Television Systems Committee, Inc. Richer first joined the ATSC after 16 years with the Public Broadcasting Service (PBS) where, as Vice President of Engineering & Computer Services, he was responsible for development of new technologies for PBS and its member stations and management of information technology operations.

Richer was the 2010 recipient of the National Association of Broadcasters Engineering Achievement Award for Television and a recipient of the 2007 Technology Leadership Award from Broadcasting & Cable magazine. He is a Fellow of the Society of Motion Picture and Television Engineers (SMPTE) a Senior Member of the Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE) and serves on the FCC Technology Advisory Council. Richer holds two patents and has a Bachelor of Science degree from the Rochester Institute of Technology.

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Jerry Whitaker, Vice President for Standards Development

Jerry Whitaker is the Vice President for Standards Development at ATSC. He supports the work of the ATSC Technology Groups and assists in the development of ATSC Standards and related documents. Whitaker is Secretary of Technology Group 3 (TG3), which is documenting the next-generation ATSC 3.0 suite of standards. , He also is closely involved in work relating to educational programs.

Whitaker is a Fellow the Society of Broadcast Engineers and a Fellow of the Society of Motion Picture and Television Engineers. He has also served as a board member and vice president of the Society of Broadcast Engineers. He is the author and/or editor of more than 30 books on technical topics.

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Daro Bruno, Office Manager, Technical Support, and Financial Guru

Daro Bruno is the Office Manager, Technical Support, and Financial Guru for the ATSC. Daro is responsible for invoicing and billing, scheduling and calendar management, web content maintenance and technical support for committee meetings.