With almost 700 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 2021-2022 Officers
President, Kristen Castillo, Owner, Kristen Castillo Media
Vice President, DJ Summitt, Owner/Director, Summitt Filmworks
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, Donn Johnson, Retired, KPBS-TV
Alternative National Trustee, , Ray Azate, Managing Partner, Storyville RD
The 2021-2022 Governors
Luis “Pollo” Aceves, Independent TV host & Producer , Las Vegas
Dennis Caldwell, Production Coordinator, R&R Partners
Johali Carmona, Executive Producer, Telemundo Las Vegas
Christian Cázares, Anchor/Reporter, 8NewsNow
Leon Clark, Vice President-General Manager, KGTV
Doug Friedman, Media marketing consultant, Malibu Marketing
Kent Kay, Creative Director/Promotion Manager, Gulf California Broadcast Company- KESQ, KPSP, KDFX, KCWQ, KUNAA
Tim Kiley, Assistant News Director, Gulf California Broadcast Company- KESQ, KPSP, KDFX, KCWQ, KUNA
Christine Maddela, Managing Partner, Storyville RD
Andre Marcel, CEO & Founder, AMB Publicity
Toni Towe, Independent Producer, M2 Video Productions, Inc.
Michael Towe, Owner/Editor, M2 Video Productions, Inc.
Ena Newell, Chapter Administrator, NATAS PSW
NATAS PSW Foundation CEO, Toni Towe, Independent Producer, M2 Video Productions, Inc.