The Rocky Mountain Emmy® Awards Announce New Board of Governors for 2023-2024 Term
By Claire Natale -
Monday Nov 14, 2022
PHOENIX – The Rocky Mountain Southwest Chapter of the National Academy of Television Arts & Sciences is excited to announce its Board of Governors for the 2023-2024 term.
Eight members will serve on the board for the 2023-2024 calendar years beginning in January, with four returning members and four new members.
“We are thrilled to welcome our new and returning board members and to have them represent our chapter,” said Doug Mummert, president of the National Academy of Television Arts & Sciences’ Rocky Mountain Southwest Chapter. “Each of these individuals has an excellent amount of talent and expertise, and we are excited for the growth and opportunities to come.”
The Board of Governors for the 2023-2024 term include:
● Bob Adlhoch (Phoenix/Returning Board Member): Currently in his 28th season of producing and directing Phoenix Suns broadcasts, Adlhoch has been part of the sports production community in the Valley since 1990. The Phoenix Suns hired Bob in 2001 as their TV producer and director, and he is now the executive producer. Bob is a past president, national trustee and awards chair of the Rocky Mountain Southwest Chapter and currently chairs the National Emmy® Awards Committee. He is also the recipient of multiple Rocky Mountain Emmy® Awards for producing, directing, writing and graphic design.
● Chad Brummett (New Mexico/Returning Board Member): Brummett is a multimedia journalist, host and producer for the KRQE Media Group in Albuquerque, NM. Chad has received four Rocky Mountain Emmy® Awards and four Excellence in Broadcasting wins with the New Mexico Broadcasters Association. Brummett made the transition to broadcast television in 2013 with KRQE-TV and FOX New Mexico on "New Mexico Living.”
● Micah Johnson (Phoenix/Returning Board Member): In 1987, Johnson became the youngest male anchor at CNN Headline News. Johnson was also an anchor for NBC, a news director in several markets, the vice president of news for a major broadcasting group and president of an international Washington, DC news service. Micah is the founder of MediaStars, a television talent and editorial representation firm.
● Juan Juarez (Phoenix/New Board Member): Juarez has worked as a news reporter since 2015 at stations including CNN, NBC News, Univision and Telemundo. Most recently, Juan worked as a news reporter with Telemundo Arizona/NBCUniversal, and he has received three Rocky Mountain Emmy® Awards throughout his career.
● William Pitts (Phoenix/New Board Member): Pitts is a multiple Rocky Mountain Emmy®, Associated Press, Headliner and Gracie award-winning reporter and journalist who recently celebrated 12 years at 12News. William previously reported at KEPR-TV in Pasco, WA and KREM-TV in Spokane, WA. He graduated from ASU’s Walter Cronkite School of Journalism and Mass Communication where he was recognized with the Hearst National Journalism Championship for Radio Reporting in 2005.
● Donna Rossi (Phoenix/Returning Board Member): Rossi was the assignment editor, reporter and news anchor for KNAZ-TV NBC 2, a weekend anchor and weekday reporter for KOLD-TV CBS 13 and also covered many of the highest profile stories in Arizona at KPHO-TV CBS 5. A past president of the Rocky Mountain Southwest Chapter, Rossi has also won more than a dozen Arizona Associated Press awards and earned five Rocky Mountain Emmy® Awards.
● Windsor Smith (Phoenix/New Board Member): Smith is currently the 5 p.m. news producer at ABC15 Arizona. Before working in Phoenix, Smith worked at KOAT-TV in Albuquerque, NM. Windsor is a 2022 Emmy® Award recipient for Best Evening Newscast and a 2016 National Student Production Awards recipient for Best College Newscast.
● Kelton Wells (Utah/New Board Member): Wells is an experienced television journalist and producer currently working as executive producer at PBS Utah in Salt Lake City. Prior to his employment at PBS Utah, Wells worked for seven and a half years as a producer and executive producer at KSTU-TV. During his time there, he received two regional Emmy® nominations.
The Board of Governors for the 2022-2023 term included Venton Blandin, Heidi Goitia, Mike Harris, Krystle Henderson, Carol Lynde, Gina Santiago, Jay Hancock and Colton Shone.
The Executive Committee includes president and alternate trustee Doug Mummert, first vice president Mark Reda, second vice president and trustee Theresa Maher, secretary Jennifer Doan, treasurer Jennifer Jones, trustee George Davilas, trustee Sue Breding and administrator Jessica O’Toole.
To stay up to date with the Rocky Mountain Southwest Chapter of the National Academy of Television Arts & Sciences, please visit http://www.RockyMountainEmmy.org.
About The National Academy of Television Arts & 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 and El Centro, Calif.