Director of Engineering and Technology
I have worked in broadcasting since 1973. I have extensive experience in planning, design, construction, and the operations of all facets of a television station. I am currently responsible for all technology at Iowa PBS including RF transmission facilities, and studio origination facilities throughout the State of Iowa. I am active in future broadcast planning on the national level and serve on a number of committees developing standards for emerging technologies for ATSC, SMPTE and IEEE.I am a Fellow of the Society of Motion Picture and Television Engineers and currently serve as the Central Region Governor. I am a Senior Member of the Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers one of the founding members of the ATSC and I have served four terms as president of the IEEE Broadcast Technology Society. I am a member of the committee that started the Future of Broadcast Television (FoBTV) initiative in Shanghai, China and continue to represent the BTS on that committee. I also serve as the representative on the board of the IBC for IEEE BTS, one of the owners of the event. I am also a member of the PBS Engineering Technology Advisory Committee representing a number of local PBS stations. For my efforts in education the broadcast industry about DTV through the Iowa DTV Symposium for 10 year I was recognized by the SBE as the 2007 Educator of the Year. I am an active and passionate advocate for broadcasting services.