Board of Governors
The following is a list of the officers, board of governors and standing committee chairs for the Northwest Chapter of the National Academy of Television Arts and Sciences.

Member Bio
Brian Callanan
Board of Governors
Nomination Event
Brian's career in broadcast journalism started back in 1995 and has included stops in Roseburg, Oregon, Spokane, and Seattle. From 2000-2011, Brian was a reporter and fill-in anchor for Q13 FOX News. Over his career, Callanan has won an Emmy® Award and has earned several other awards from the Society for Professional Journalists and the National Press Photographer's Association. He's the host of the Seattle Channel's award-winning public affairs programs: City Inside/Out, City Inside/Out: Council Edition and Ask the Mayor. He lives with his wife and two daughters in West Seattle, and enjoys playing music, competing in triathlons, and adventuring all over the Northwest.
Chris Cashman
Board of Governors
Awards Show
Chris is a dynamic Host, producer, writer, editor and avatar. He's received numerous Emmy® Awards for "Best host" and many more for his work behind the scenes as producer & editor. Chris's unique brand of humor has earned him roles on television stations like KSTW, Seattle Channel & KING 5's Evening Magazine. He's worked with the Seahawks, Mariners and hosted many live parades and events. Chris has worked nationally as a host and featured actor with The Discovery Channel, CBS & Comedy Central. Chris is also currently a featured performer for the nationally syndicated kids show "Biz Kids." He is also a formidable host, writer & producer for many Microsoft programs & live events. As the host of XBOX LIVE's 1vs100, Chris reached over 20 million subscribers with an interactive social gaming experience that earned him a place in the Guinness book of world records. Currently you can see Chris as the host of MSN's entrepreneur magazine program "News On Main." Chris is also a popular event host & auctioneer. He wanted us to brag about his 2 gorgeous daughters but that would be too sappy for his bio.
Lindsay Cohen
Board of Governors
Melannie Denise Cunningham
Board of Governors
Printed Program
Melannie is President and CEO of the Cunningham Network, Lakewood, WA. Melannie is a television entrepreneur. She owns and operates her own network called the "Ubuntu Center" after Nelson Mandela's saying, "I am because we are." Melannie worked in television as a producer of documentaries and talk shows before taking the job of Director of Diversity Recruitment at Pacific Lutheran University. Last year, Melannie volunteered to sell ads in the Northwest Emmy® Awards program holds the title for the best sales person of all time for that program.
Denise Dowling
Board of Governors
Montana Regional Chair
Student Awards
Guy Farris
Board of Governors
Silver/Gold Circle Reception/Event

Guy is an Emmy® award-winning journalist who's been working in the TV business for 20+ years. Prior to moving back home to Seattle last November, Guy was the host of the live weekday morning talk show, Sacramento & Company, a program he helped launch at the ABC affiliate KXTV in 2005. Before that, Guy was an entertainment anchor at KVWB in Las Vegas. His career has now come full circle, considering he got his start as a reporter/anchor at NorthWest Cable News where he worked for almost a decade. Currently, Guy is hosting and reporting for the Seattle Channel program CityStream and freelancing at KING5. He is also a former NATAS Northwest board member.

Ile Gonzales
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Board of Governors
Student Awards
Ileana began her television career in January 1998 as a part-time Master Control Operator at UPN affiliate, KASY and CBS affiliate KRQE in Albuquerque, New Mexico. She figured she had to start somewhere and if it was “switching breaks” then it would be a great way to get in the door. In February of 1999, WB affiliate KWBQ came to town and recruited her to be their prime time Master Control Operator. She made the switch and worked in Master Control until the infamous evening of Y2K. She then made the transition over to Promotions Editor, and over the next few years she worked her way through the ranks up to Senior Promotion Producer for the nation’s first duopoly KASY and KWBQ. In October of 2002, she transferred to a higher market in Salt Lake City, Utah as a Senior Promotions Producer for WB affiliate KUWB. After two and a half more years in the company she left Acme Communications and moved to Seattle to work with Tribune Television.

In 2005, she was once again recruited to jump market sizes moving to Seattle with stations KCPQ, KZJO (formerly known as KTZZ and KTWB) and KRCW. Fully comfortable with station start-ups, rebuilds and rebrands she felt right at home for years to come as a Promotion Producer for the three affiliates. In 2009, she was promoted to Promotion Manager for all three affiliates and was an integral part of the rebrand of KTWB as KZJO, JOEtv. In 2014 and after sixteen and a half years in the business she put the “Susan Lucci Curse” to rest and garnered an Emmy® Award as part of the “Use Your Seahawks Voice” team for KCPQ. She continues her creative pursuits in editing, writing and photography.

Eric Jensen
Board of Governors
Awards Event
Jamie Jensen
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Board of Governors
After 15 years on the Board of the Northwest chapter, Jamie is coming around for her second round in the President's seat - serving as co-President with Dick Splitstone. She is also the Trustee for the Northwest NATAS Chapter, serving as the chapter representative to the Board of Trustees of the National Academy. Jamie just completed two terms as Secretary of the National Board of Trustees. Jamie spent nearly two decades as a producer in television news and programming. Starting her broadcasting career on the air in radio in Wickenburg, Arizona, she moved into the producer chair at KYMA-TV in Yuma, Arizona. She moved to Seattle in 1990 to write and produce for KIRO-TV. After serving time as a producer of special projects at KIRO, KOMO and promotions at KING, Jamie launched her own production company working with various corporations and non-profits on their video and marketing projects. She continued freelancing for NBC news and several Seattle TV stations, but turned her focus to fundraising and marketing for non-profits. Most recently Jamie served as Vice President of Development and Marketing at The Hope Heart Institute.

You can currently find Jamie selling real estate with John L. Scott Real Estate in the Seattle area, but keeping her fingers in writing and production projects as often as possible. Community service is at the heart of everything Jamie does. She served as Director of Entertainment for the Kitsap County Fair and Stampede, in Bremerton, Washington, and has served on executive committees and as a board member for several Seattle non-profit organizations including: The Woodland Park Zoo Society - Wildkeepers and Rise n' Shine. Jamie joined the Board of the Northwest Chapter of the National Academy of Television Arts and Sciences in 1995 as Membership Committee Chair. She then served four years as Chair of the EMMY® Awards Committee, before serving two years as Vice President and four years as President of the Northwest Chapter. Jamie lives in Kingston, Washington with her husband, 4 dogs, 2 cats and 3 steer (yes, cows.)

Travis Mayfield
Board of Governors
Charles Trillingham
Board of Governors
Student Awards
Charles supervises nightside crews, newscasts and programs at NWCN as Executive Producer after joining Belo, now Gannett, in July of 2011. Charles currently serves as co-chair for NATAS NW for the student awards committee. Charles career began at WLNE in Rhode Island as a photographer and producer. For nearly a decade, he has worked in Seattle, including at KOMO-TV, where he won his first Emmy® Award in 2007. Charles also has years of experience with KOMO Radio, and KCPQ. In addition to his normal duties, Charles produced the Cronkite Award winning and Emmy® nominated political coverage for NWCN during the 2012 election year. Charles is a proud graduate (2003) of the Edward R. Murrow College of Education at WSU, and holds a Masters of Arts in journalism (2005) from Emerson College in Boston, MA.

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