John E. Ferder has been appointed to serve as SMPTE secretary/treasurer, a position left open when Peter Wharton was elected to serve as SMPTE membership vice president. Ferder has previously served on the Society's board as a governor of the New York region.
In his new role as Membership Vice President, Wharton has appointed two new SMPTE membership directors for 2018. John Maizels will serve as membership director for international sections, and Herbert Jay Dunmore will serve as the membership director for student chapters & educational institutions. Karl Joseph Kuhn will continue to serve as the membership director for North American sections, a position he has held since 2013.
In his first term as SMPTE Standards Vice President, Bruce Devlin has appointed John Snow, Dave Schnuelle, and John Hurst to serve as standards directors.
SMPTE Education Vice President Richard Welsh has appointed two new education directors for 2018. Yvonne Thomas will serve as education director for conference programs, and Jaclyn Pytlarz will serve as education director for mentoring and internships. Sara J. Kudrle, who is currently on the Society's board as a governor for the New York region, will continue in her role as education director for the SMPTE Motion Imaging Journal. Sean Lancastle will continue in his role as education director for university liaisons.