Posted on November 7, 2013 in ATSC News
Saluting ATSC’s Leaders
“Leadership is lifting a person’s vision to high sights, the raising of a person’s performance to a higher standard, the building of a personality beyond its normal limitations,” wrote management consultant Peter Drucker on the subject of leadership.
Those words bring to mind sacrifice for the greater good and the comfort of having a steady hand at the helm. The ATSC is fortunate to have many such leaders in our ranks, and as we look ahead to 2014, the transition within our Technology & Standards Group 1 is a prime example of where leadership is critical.
As Dr. Rich Chernock’s three-year-limited term as Chair of TG1 draws to a close at year-end, we thank him for his immense dedication to ATSC and to the future of television broadcasting. We look forward to his ongoing involvement in our activities.
It is my great pleasure to announce that Michael Dolan was appointed and confirmed by the ATSC Board of Directors as the new chair of TG-1. A consultant sponsored by The Nielsen Company, Mike is an invaluable resource to ATSC because of his deep involvement in virtually every facet of entertainment and broadcasting – from the standards-setting bodies that work on home distribution to broadcasting to the consumer electronics industry. For over a decade, Mike has served as Chairman of the S13 Specialist Group on Data Broadcasting and was the 2008 recipient of the Bernard J. Lechner Award for outstanding contributions to ATSC.
We have a lot of people who are in leadership positions, and those who lead in different ways. The chairs of our specialist groups – Rich Chernock from TG1 (working on ATSC 2.0) and Jim Kutzner from TG3 (working on ATSC 3.0) – have been working diligently to coalesce opinion and also drive our standards-setting processes forward. They both represent a wealth of experience, and the interest in next-generation broadcast technologies is also attracting new leaders and new ATSC members who want have a hand in the future.
The expertise of our volunteers is truly astounding, a fact that is especially noticeable if you listened to robust dialog about the Physical Layer proposals for ATSC 3.0 that began in October.
Our Board of Directors represents another level of outstanding leadership, and we’re in the process of electing three new board members for seats that open up on the ATSC board in January. We have six highly qualified candidates to fill these three positions, and it’s always great to see individuals with a high level of interest and diverse expertise offer their time and talents to serve on the board. The ballot is open until the end of this month.
Your ATSC staff salutes the many leaders and volunteers who are making a difference in our industry, as we work together to define the future of TV broadcasting. The involvement of our members is the key to the ATSC’s success and if you’re not yet a member, now is the perfect time to get involved.
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