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SBE Re-Elects Andrea Cummis as President

SBE Vice President Ted Hand also re-elected for a second term

The Society of Broadcast Engineers has announced the results of its 2022 board elections, in which Andrea Cummis was re-elected as the society’s president.

Andrea Cummis headshot
Andrea Cummis, SBE president

Cummis, CBT, CTO, is the chief technical officer of PBS39/WLVT(TV) in Bethlehem, Pa.  A member of SBE Chapter 15 in New York City, she is the first woman to hold the office, now, for a second time.

“My first year in office has gone by quickly, and I’m proud of what we have accomplished so far,” said Cummis on her re-election. “In the coming year, I feel we can continue with the momentum we started and further the goals of the society.”

In July, Cummis was named SBE Engineer of the Year. The award is presented to a member who has excelled in his or her career while furthering the mission of the Society of Broadcast Engineers.

[Related: “SBE Elects Andrea Cummis as Next President“]

Ted Hand, SBE vice president

Also re-elected for a second term was SBE Vice President Ted Hand of SBE Chapter 45 in Charlotte, N.C.

The national board of directors of the SBE is responsible for the development of policy and determines the programs and services the society provides to its nearly 5,000 members. Those elected will begin their terms on Sept. 29, 2022, during the SBE National Meeting. They will join the other six directors who have another year remaining in their terms.

Serving two-year terms on the SBE board  alongside Cummis and Hand are:

• David Antoine; Chapter 15 New York City
• Greg Dahl; Chapter 96 Rockford, Ill.
• Mark Heller; Chapter 80 Fox Valley, Wis.
• Tom McGinley (Incumbent); Chapter 16 Seattle, Wash.
• Shane Toven (Incumbent); Chapter 43 Sacramento, Calif.
• Fred Willard; Chapter 37 District of Columbia, Wash. DC

SBE Secretary Kevin Trueblood and SBE Treasurer Jason Ornellas ran for each other’s offices and will swap duties when they are sworn in at the meeting next month.

Wayne Pecena continues to serve on the board as immediate past president.

[Related: “SBE 2022 National Meeting to Be Held in Syracuse“]