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SMPTE appoints 2022 leadership

Dagmar Driesnack, solution manager at Rohde & Schwarz, will represent Europe, Middle East, Africa, and Central South American Region

SMPTE has announced a number of new appointments to the organisation’s leadership for the coming year.

Renard Jenkins, SVP, production integration and creative technology services at Warner Bros/WarnerMedia, has been appointed SMPTE executive vice president.

Renard Jenkins

“As we move into 2022, we’ll continue to look at the Society as a whole and our strategy for keeping SMPTE relevant as the technology and industry continues to change at breakneck speed,” said Jenkins. “Being the first African American in the SMPTE EVP role, I’m eager to continue the work of casting a wider net with my SMPTE colleagues to make the Society a truly more inclusive environment where everyone feels welcome.”

Rose Lockwood, global account director at Belden, has been appointed SMPTE membership vice president for the 2022-23 term and will succeed Jenkins, who was the former membership vice president.

Florian Schleich, senior software engineer, media systems, at Netflix, has been elected as SMPTE standards vice president, while Paul Stechly, president at Applied Electronics, has been re-elected as SMPTE finance vice president.

They join 2021-22 officers Hans Hoffmann (president), Patrick Griffis (past president), John Ferder (secretary/treasurer), and Michael Zink (education vice president).

A number of new regional governors have also been named, including Dagmar Driesnack, solution manager at Rohde & Schwarz, who will represent Europe, Middle East, Africa, and Central South American Region.

“It’s exciting to see the Society’s leadership evolving to better reflect and represent SMPTE’s membership and the greater motion-imaging and media community,” said SMPTE president Hans Hoffmann.

“Addressing the interests and needs of this diverse community is an important part of keeping SMPTE a relevant and valuable entity in supporting the industry. The Society’s 2022 SMPTE Board of Governors brings fresh perspectives to our work in empowering the industry to overcome creative and technical challenges and to build new innovations together.”