With almost 600 members, The National Academy of Television Arts & Sciences – Pacific Southwest Chapter, serves television professionals in San Diego, Bakersfield, Las Vegas, Palm Springs, San Luis Obispo, Santa Barbara, and Santa Maria.
The San Diego Chapter was chartered by the National Television Academy in 1972 under the leadership of its founding president, Ralph Hodges. The Chapter began awarding Emmys for outstanding achievement in San Diego area television in 1974.
In 1990 the chapter began awarding Emmys in the Southwest region as the San Diego/Southwestern Area Emmy Awards. In 2001 the name was changed to Pacific Southwest.
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Board of Governors
NATAS Pacific Southwest Chapter
Officers and Board of Governors
The 2018-2020 Officers
President, Kristen Castillo, Owner, Kristen Castillo Media
Vice President, Lindsay Hood, Assignment Editor, NBC 7 / Telemundo 20
Secretary & Legal Chair, Michael Parme, Esq., Partner, Haight Brown & Bonesteel LLP
Treasurer, Torakichi Jesùs Oba EA, CPA, Owner, Torakichi Jesùs Oba EA, CPA
Awards Chair and National Trustee, MaryEllen Eagelston, Operations Technician, NBC 7 / Telemundo 20
National Trustee, Peggy Pico, San Diego Foundation
Alternative National Trustee, Donn Johnson, Director, KPBS-TV
The 2019-2021 Governors
Luis “Pollo” Aceves, Independent Producer / Talent, Las Vegas
Ray Arzate, Promotions Producer | Manager, FOX5 KVVU
Jesse Cash, Assistant News Director, KGET 17 / Telemundo 17.3 / CW 12
Paulina Castro, Producer, Univision 17 KBNT
Tim Kiley, Assistant News Director, KESQ
Mike Koepp, Video Productions Specialist, King Schools
Christine Maddela, Anchor, FOX5 KVVU
Melvin Parker, Creator and Executive Producer, The Block TV
Sergio Rodriguez, Director of Promotions and Commercial Productions, Fox5 KVVU
Mike Saucedo, News Photojournalist, KUSI News
Elsa Sevilla, Owner, Sevilla Productions
DJ Summitt, Owner, Summitt FilmWorks
Maya Trabulsi, Anchor, KPBS
Toni Towe, Independent Producer, M2 Digital Post
NATAS PSW Foundation CEO, Sergio Rodriguez, Director of Promotions and Commercial Productions, Fox5 KVVU
NATAS PSW Foundation Vice President,
Interim Executive Director, Vacant