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 2020-2021 Officers
President, Kristen Castillo, Owner, Kristen Castillo Media
Vice President, DJ Summitt, Owner, 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, KPBS-TV
Alternative National Trustee, , Ray Azate, Promotions Producer, KVVU
The 2020-2021 Governors
Luis “Pollo” Aceves, Independent Producer / Talent, Las Vegas
Paulina Castro, Producer, Univision 17 KBNT
Leon Clark, General Manager, KGTV
Tim Kiley, Assistant News Director, KESQ
Christine Maddela, Anchor, FOX5 KVVU
Melvin Parker, Creator and Executive Producer, The Block TV
Jeff Platt, Reporter, KBAK
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 Video Productions, Inc.
Michael Towe, Owner, M2 Video Productions, Inc.
Ena Newell, Chapter Administrator, NATAS PSW
NATAS PSW Foundation CEO, Toni Towe, Independent Producer, M2 Video Productions, Inc.