The Television Academy on Friday named a new chairman and CEO, along with newly elected officers and governors for the 2019-2020 term.
The organization named veteran entertainment executive Frank Scherma as chairman and CEO. Scherma will serve a two-year term beginning Jan. 1, 2019 . He succeeds Hayma Washington, who has held the post since January 2017.
“Award-winning entertainment executive Scherma is a transmedia innovator, working in the television and film industries worldwide,” the academy says in its announcement. “He is currently president of RadicalMedia, a multi-disciplinary studio that creates some of the world’s most inventive and forward-thinking content. Under Scherma’s leadership, the company has produced respected and celebrated projects including commercials, feature films, television, music programming, graphic, interactive design and virtual reality, and has distributed that content across a full spectrum of media.”
Please click here to read more about Scherma, along with the names of the academy’s incoming officers, in the full announcement.