2021 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.

President

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.


Treasurer

Dave Kiser
CCX Media
Term expires December 31, 2022

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

Scott Denfeld
City of Edina
Member of Southwest Suburban Cable Commission
Term expires December 31, 2022

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

Beth George
ICTV
Term expires December 31, 2022

Beth is a 16-year Executive Director at Itasca Community Television, Inc. (ICTV) in Grand Rapids.  ICTV is a nonprofit PEG station that contracts with the Grand Rapids Area Cable Commission comprised of the Cities of Grand Rapids, LaPrairie, and Cohasset plus Harris Township. Through its funding with the Blandin Foundation and Itasca County, the station extends its reach throughout the third largest county in Minnesota using diverse media.  

George previously served 13 years with the University of Wisconsin-Superior as Director of University Relations, guiding all things image and media-related. In her early career years she was the Grand Rapids Herald-Review’s first female editor, an independent owner of Snowy Owl Journalism and Photography, and an FM radio host.  She holds a master’s degree in communicating arts from UW-Superior, a BS in mass communications from St. Cloud State University and an AA from Rainy River Community College. 


Director at Large

Carmen Hauck
Town Square Television
Term expires December 31, 2022

Carmen has worked for the Northern Dakota County Cable Communications Commission and Town Square Television, as a Government Producer, since 2003. During that time, she has helped produce hundreds of hours of Government programming, including City Government meetings, Election coverage, and many other shows with elected officials, from School Board members to State officials. She also produces the show, Community Parks Connection, and is a reporter and photographer for the award-winning news magazine, Insight 7. In addition to video production work, Carmen designs graphics for TV, online, and print communications and manages social media applications and the Town Square Television website at www.townsquare.tv.


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

Christine Strak, MA, CMP
AdminBrandingBox Management
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2021 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 Carmen Hauck - Chair

 Alaina Myers

 Mark Martinez

 Mike McIntee - Co-Chair Scott Denfeld
 Kevin Wright  Beth George
 Carmen Hauck
 Janine Hill
 Jodie Miller Brian Schmidt
 Eric Strouse
 Jermaine Wheeler
 


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