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The National Academy of Television Arts & Sciences’ Rocky Mountain Southwest Chapter Announces New 2021 Board Members
By Ryann Checchi - Tuesday Jan 19, 2021
The Rocky Mountain Southwest Chapter of the National Academy of Television Arts & Sciences is excited to announce its 2021-2022 governing board members.

“As a longtime member of the Rocky Mountain Southwest Chapter of the National Academy of Television Arts & Sciences, we’re thrilled to announce and congratulate the newest members of The Board of Governors and welcome back those returning,” said Doug Mummert, president of the Rocky Mountain Southwest Chapter of NATAS.

Board Members for 2021-2022 include:
• Bob Adlhoch, Phoenix Suns Broadcasting
• Dan Barr, Perkins Coie
• George Davilas, 12 News
• Jennifer Jones, Arizona’s Family
• Danielle Lerner, ABC15
• Donna Rossi, City of Buckeye Police Department
• Sue Breding, City of Glendale
• Frankie McLister, KVOA Tucson

The complete list of board members can be found online at

“Despite the challenges brought on by the pandemic, we were able to shift our 43rd annual awards ceremony and hosted our first-ever virtual Emmys event, which went off without a hitch and record-breaking viewership,” Mummert said.

The virtual event took place last September and included the Rocky Mountain Student Production Awards, featuring both high school and college student nominees. Those receiving awards represented more than a dozen different schools across the region. The two-plus hour Emmy event included an array of local and national media speakers, as well as messages of gratitude to those stories submitted this year.

The official call for entries for this year’s Rocky Mountain Emmys will begin on March 29 and go through April 25. Members of the broadcast media can enter online at This year, there are several new categories including Health/Medical, Promotional Trailer and Technical Achievement. In addition, many of the other categories have been divided into news and non-news content to make for the most fair and healthy competition. The Awards Committee will be holding a series of "Emmy Roadshows" in the coming weeks to answer questions. Meanwhile, current members can renew now to save on their membership at Rates are $75 until the end of February and will increase to $99 starting March 1 for a 2021 membership.

Additionally, nominations for the 2021 Gold and Silver Circle award are open till January 31. Individuals selected for induction are the best and brightest in the industry. Ideal candidates will also have extensive public service, mentoring, leadership and professional accolades. Click here to nominate.

About National Academy of Television Arts and Sciences Rocky Mountain Southwest Chapter NATAS is a professional service organization dedicated to the advancement of the arts and sciences of television and the promotion of creative leadership for artistic, educational, and technical achievements within the television industry. The Rocky Mountain Southwest Chapter, formed in 1959, represents Arizona, New Mexico, Utah, Wyoming, and El Centro, Calif. For more information, visit