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
Jacque Smith
City of St. Louis Park
president@mactamn.org

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.



Vice President

Mark Martinez
So Washington County Telecom. Comm.
vicepresident@mactamn.org 

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.


Secretary/Treasurer
Tom Wright
Hastings TV
treasurer@mactamn.org

Tom 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.


Director at Large
Eric Strouse
CTN Coon Rapids

Eric is an experienced Station Manager with a demonstrated history of working in the media production industry.Strong operations professional with a BA focused in Television Production from Penn State University.


Director at Large

Scott Denfeld
City of Edina

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
CTN Coon Rapids

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 

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.




MACTA Office Management
Christine Strak, MA, CMP
AdminBrandingBox Management
(952) 237-9258
info@mactamn.org

2019 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 
 Jacque Smith - Chair Eric Strouse - Chair Mark Martinez - Co-Chair Carmen Hauck - Chair
 Marty Doll Tim Finnerty Jodie Miller - Co-Chair Scott Denfeld
 Dave Kiser Janine Hill Open to all members. Nick Nelson
 Lori Pulkrabek Tim Sasse  Tim Sasse
 Tom Wright   Brian Schmidt
    Jacque Smith
    Eric Strouse
    Vanessa Van Alstine

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