2020 MACTA Board of Directors

The Board of Directors is committed to achieving the mission of MACTA, serving the best interests of its members, ensuring the continued involvement of our communities in the future of advanced telecommunications, promoting PEG Access and programming, and engaging in partnerships that benefit mutual concerns and issues. We are grateful to the elected and appointed officials, and affiliated agencies and organizations who support the goals and work of MACTA.


Mark Martinez
So Washington County Telecom. Comm.
Term expires December 31, 2021

Mark has 15+ years leadership experience with high-level technical expertise, organization development, and exemplary customer service standards in audio and video production within municipal, corporate and educational environments. An innovative leader with a proven record of accomplishments that have exceeded performance expectations while building successful teams and strong professional relationships.

Vice President

Eric Strouse
CTN Coon Rapids
Term expires December 31, 2021

Eric is the Station Manager at CTN (City of Coon Rapids) and has worked there for 25+ years. He has been managing the small but very successful cable station known for local sports/event coverage as well as news and special feature programming.  CTN Studios has been honored with multiple awards over the years, including Midwest Emmy, ACM Hometown, and NATOA Government Programming Awards. Eric’s background also includes five years of producing and directing sports and events at the local origination station (KABL). He also freelanced as an EVS replay operator for college hockey, NHL, and NBA games for Fox Sports over the years. In addition, Eric worked as a master control operator for KVPT, the PBS affiliate in Fresno, CA. He holds a Bachelor's Degree in telecommunications from Penn State University.


Jacque Smith
City of St. Louis Park
Term expires December 31, 2020

Jacque is an experienced communications manager with a demonstrated history of working in local government. Strong media and communication professional skilled in media relations, leadership and event management. Demonstrated history of working successfully as a board member for industry-associated organizations.

Director at Large

Scott Denfeld
City of Edina
Member of Southwest Suburban Cable Commission
Term expires December 31, 2020

Scott 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.

Director at Large

Tim Finnerty
Ramsey/Washington Counties Suburban Cable Communications Commission & Suburban Community Channels
Term expires December 31, 2020

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.

Director at Large

Dave Kiser
CCX Media 
Term expires December 31, 2020

Dave 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.

Director at Large

Mike McIntee
Eagan Television
Term Expires December 31, 2021

Mike McIntee is a relative new comer to government and access television, but he’s had a long career in broadcast news, network TV and streaming media.  Mike joined Eagan Television as Executive Director in June of 2018. Prior adventures in media include heading up a 24-hour a day TV news network for Hubbard Broadcasting on DirecTV, creating programming for many cable channels including MTV, USA and VH-1, producing local news in Texas, Oklahoma and Omaha, founding a non-profit that continues to stream the Minnesota legislature, political stories and debates, running a small production company, producing a feature length documentary on Minnesota’s marriage equality battle, and hosting a drive-time radio show. 

He’s a University of Minnesota grad where he was General Manager for the radio station that eventually became Radio K. He’s originally from Minneapolis and despite his world travels has settled not far away in Eagan.

MACTA Office Management

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2020 Committees

Committee participation is open to all members. Please contact the committee chair or the MACTA office if you would like to join a committee. 

 Communications  Conference Legislative PEG 
 Dave Kiser - Chair Eric Strouse - Chair Mark Martinez - Co-Chair Scott Denfeld - Chair

 Alaina Myers

 Janine Hill Mike McIntee - Co-Chair Carmen Hauck
 Kevin Wright
 Jodie Miller Brian Schmidt
 Eric Strouse

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