ABOUT US

Mission Statement

We are the Emmy People. Setting The Gold Standard while Celebrating Innovation and Integrity across all platforms of visual media... Dedicated to Advancing Careers and Promoting Educational Opportunities in Mid-America for the next Generation.

The Mid-America chapter was chartered in 1962 and began honoring outstanding achievement in this region with local Emmy Awards in 1976. The Mid-America chapter includes the television markets primarily in Missouri, Arkansas and Illinois and surrounding DMAs: St. Louis, Kansas City, Little Rock, Springfield (MO), St. Joseph, Columbia-Jefferson City, Joplin-Pittsburg, Quincy-Hannibal-Keokuk, Ottumwa-Kirksville, Davenport-Rock Island-Moline, Paducah-Cape Girardeau-Harrisburg, Champaign-Springfield-Decatur, Fort Smith-Fayettville-Springdale-Rogers, Jonesboro, Monroe-Eldorado and Shreveport (LA).

NATAS Mid-America is one of 19 regional chapters of the National Academy of Television Arts and Sciences, headquartered in New York City. Not sure which chapter you belong? Use this zip code finder to locate your chapter.
One way to get involved with your regional chapter is to get active. Join a committee, make it a point to know your regional board representative and keep in contact with our Administrative office. Your participation helps keep the chapter strong.

Annual highlights include the Mid-America Emmy® Awards, the Silver Circle Awards, College and High School Student Awards for Excellence, and various educational, as well as social events, throughout the year.

The future of our profession rests in the education and preparation of media and journalism students.

The chapter is committed to awarding up to $10,000 in annual scholarships to qualified students from the region.

Recent scholarship recipients have gone on to win regionally Emmy® Awards in the markets in which they now work.

PLEASE CONSIDER MAKING A CONTRIBUTION

Contributions are tax deductible

MID-AMERICA EMMYS® REGION

NATAS Mid-AMERICA

3655 Olive Street, St. Louis, MO 63108
314-533-2993 office
618-444-9756 cell phone

CONTACT US

BOARD OF GOVERNORS

Mid-America members are represented by the elected Board of Governors comprised of 32 professionals engaged in a broad spectrum of media, from markets across our regions.

See who represents you.

Steve Grant
Steve Grant

President

Kris Kets
Kris Kets

Vice President

Anne-Marie Berger
Anne-Marie Berger

Vice President Awards

Bill Faris
Bill Faris

Vice President Finance

Tony Villasana
Tony Villasana

Treasurer

Chad Mahoney
Chad Mahoney

Secretary

Stacey Woelfl
Stacey Woelfl

Trustee

Jim Kirchherr
Jim Kirchherr

Trustee

Angie Weidinger
Angie Weidinger

Alternate Trustee

Ginger Blackstone
Ginger Blackstone

Eric Hayes
Eric Hayes

Robin Jackson
Robin Jackson

Victoria Babu
Victoria Babu

Cillah Hall
Cillah Hall

Nick Genty
Nick Genty

John Paul
John Paul

Nancy Milton
Nancy Milton

Michael Murray
Michael Murray

Ernie Paulson
Ernie Paulson

Joe Prosperi
Joe Prosperi

Mark Sableman
Mark Sableman

PJ Randhawa
PJ Randhawa

Sheila Condon Rice
Sheila Condon Rice

Jayne Ruben
Jayne Ruben

John Holt
John Holt

Tom Rogers
Tom Rogers

Maggie Eubanks
Maggie Eubanks

Perry Boxx
Perry Boxx

MISSION

The mission of NATAS Mid-America Foundation is to provide scholarships to deserving high school and college students who are studying or intend to study journalism, broadcast television, television production and communications.

The Foundation is the charitable arm of the National Academy of Television Arts & Sciences (NATAS)-Mid-America Chapter, Inc. and is a public charity under section 501(c)(3) of the Internal Revenue Code.

Past Mid-america Scholarship Recipients include regional Emmy® nominated reporters:

Ashley Reynolds
Ashley Reynolds

Jason Lamb
Jason Lamb

Kevin Lewis
Kevin Lewis

Ashley Seering
Ashley Seering

DONATE

Scholarship awards depend on donations. The Foundation accepts donations from individuals and/or corporations on an ongoing basis.

THROUGH PAYPAL

The mission of NATAS Mid-America Foundation is to provide scholarships to deserving high school and college students who are studying or intend to study journalism, broadcast television, television production and communications.

The Foundation is the charitable arm of the National Academy of Television Arts & Sciences (NATAS)-Mid-America Chapter, Inc. and is a public charity under section 501(c)(3) of the Internal Revenue Code.

BY MAIL

To make a scholarship fund donation by check, made out to NATAS MID-AMERICA FOUNDATION, please mail to:

NATAS Mid-America Foundation
3655 Olive Street
St. Louis, MO 63108

Upon receipt, an acknowledgement letter of the donation will be mailed to the donor.

Contributions are tax deductible.