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Chief Technology Officer Andrea Cummis is the first female to be named Vice President of this professional society.
Bethlehem, PA. – October 16, 2019 – Andrea Cummis, Chief Technology Officer of Lehigh Valley Public Media, home of PBS39, has been elected to serve as Vice President of the Society of Broadcast Engineers (SBE). The SBE is a non-profit professional organization that serves broadcast engineers around the world. Cummis will be the first female in the association’s 55-year history to hold this position.
“Andrea Cummis is a tremendous asset to our organization,” Tim Fallon, Chief Executive Officer of Lehigh Valley Public Media said. “We value her decades of professional experience and industry instincts. In this position, she will have the opportunity to share her talents with broadcast engineers around the world.”
Cummis has more than two decades of experience in technical and operational areas of television, radio and new media. Cummis is a certified broadcast technician and technical operator. She earned her bachelor’s degree in electrical engineering from Carnegie Mellon University and an MBA from Pepperdine Graziadio Business School. Cummis also graduated first in her class while earning her EJD, professional law degree from Concord Law School at Purdue University Global. Throughout her career she has worked for a variety of companies including USA Networks, Oxygen Media, IMG New Media, MSG Media and WNET New York Public Media.
“It is an honor to serve as a leader in the only organization devoted to the advancement of broadcast engineering,” Cummis said. “I hope to use my position and influence to enhance resources for existing professionals, while attracting a new generation of talent to our industry.”
The SBE has more than five thousand members in more than 30 countries. Cummis previously served on the SBE’s board of directors. Visit SBE.org to learn more about the association.
About Lehigh Valley Public Media™
Lehigh Valley Public Media, home of PBS39/WLVT, WLVR, and WPPT, acts as the catalyst to promote civic engagement, and to fulfill the regional needs of the Greater Lehigh Valley, through its dynamic communication platforms and resources. The Reporter Corps® creates community-focused content for PBS39 News Tonight, digital platforms, and radio. Lehigh Valley Public Media and the United Way of the Greater Lehigh Valley are partnering to fund and fulfill the regional literacy initiative Lehigh Valley Reads. This campaign is working to ensure all Lehigh Valley students read on grade level by the end of third grade by 2025. Lehigh Valley Public Media is a community-owned public media organization serving eastern Pennsylvania and New Jersey. PBS39 is licensed in Allentown to the Lehigh Valley Public Telecommunications Corporation. For more information, visit PBS39.org.
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Public Relations/Promotions Manager, PBS39