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MACTA 2019 Board Election

2019 MACTA Board Candidate biographies are included below. 

 

Scott Denfeld has been the Video Production Coordinator for over 10 years at the City of Edina. During that time, he implemented one of the first high definition PEG channels in Minnesota, developed a successful social media video presence and has overseen the production of various award-winning video projects with the assistance of a very talented video production staff. He really enjoys the challenge of effectively communicating important information to the residents of Edina.

 

Tim Finnerty has served as Executive Director, Ramsey/Washington Counties Suburban Cable Communications Commission & Suburban Community Channels (SCC-TV) since 1992. Located in White Bear Lake, the organization serves as franchising authority and community television operator for an 11-city area as follows: Birchwood Village, Dellwood, Grant, Lake Elmo, Mahtomedi, North St. Paul, Oakdale, Vadnais Heights, White Bear Lake, White Bear Township, and Willernie. Tim previously served on the MACTA board of directors in the 1990s, as well as various MACTA committees over the years.

 

Dave Kiser has worked at CCX Media in a wide variety of roles since 1986 and is currently the Assistant Executive Director. Over the years Dave has worked in, and managed, the events staff, news staff, promotions, sales, city programming, and master control operations. Dave has coordinated the meetings of the Metro Cable Sports Producers Group in conjunction with the MSHSL for over 20 years. In recent years Dave has led CCX Media through the establishment of a new vision and mission statement for the organization, a new brand identity, plus 10-year target goals.

 

Tom Wright is the Executive Director of Hastings Community TV. His journey started west of here in Rapid City, South Dakota. He left the land of Mt. Rushmore to play GI Joe in the Army. After three years of jumping out of airplanes he decided to jump into college in Minnesota. Tom was a sucker for a Brown College commercial that led him to earning degrees in Radio Broadcasting and Communications. While in school, Hastings Community TV hired him as a part-time reporter. Upon graduation Tom became a full-time producer and eventually became the Executive Director in 2008. HCTV operates 3 PEG channels for the City of Hastings with a population of over 22,000. The small, yet very talented staff, have earned two Regional Emmys and several NATOA awards over the years. Tom says they are also among the best at ordering lunch.

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