Past Presidents

The Rocky Mountain Southwest Chapter (then called the Phoenix Chapter) was founded on September 1, 1959.

In those seven decades, our members have been well served by a group of distinguished and hardworking professionals.

Gold Circle & Silver Circle Society

Each year the Rocky Mountain Southwest Chapter of the National Academy of Television Arts & Sciences accepts nominations for the prestigious Gold & Silver Circle Society. The inductions take place at the annual Rocky Mountain Emmy® Awards Gala.

The Silver Circle recognizes individuals who have served in the industry for a minimum of 25 years, with the majority being spent in the Rocky Mountain Southwest region. Individuals selected for induction have done more than work professionally for 25 years. They are the best and brightest in our business. Ideal candidates will also have extensive public service, mentoring, leadership and professional accolades.

The Gold Circle recognizes similar individuals who have served in the industry, with the majority in the Rocky Mountain Southwest region, in an exemplary fashion for a minimum of 50 years. Most importantly though, is the contribution to the profession and to the community that the individual has made during that time.

Platinum (Past) Presidents

2000s

Theresa Maher

2013 — 2018

Jennifer Jones

2006 — 2012

Donna Rossi

2005 — 2006

Bob Adlhoch

2001 — 2004

1990s

Marvin Palmer

1997 — 1998

Bill Ottinger

1995 — 1996

Jan Jacobson

2013 — 2018 & 2000

1980s

Dave Howell

1988 — 1989

Don Lacombe

1986 — 1988

Stephen F. Tripp

1983 — 1985

Dave DeBarger

1981 — 1983

Bill Stull

1980 — 1981

1970s

Basil Andrew

1978 — 1980

Joe Zesbaugh

1976 — 1978

Ed Cooperstein

1973 — 1975

Ira Morton

1971 — 1972

Jeanne Metzger

1968 — 1970

1960s

Bob Ellis

1968 — 1969

Robert Davies

1965 — 1967

Hal Metcalf

1963 — 1964

Donald Tuckwood

1962 — 1963

Gene Blanpied

1960 — 1961

Homer Lane

1959 — 1960

Silver CIRCLE SOCIETY MEMBERS