John E. Ferder
John Ferder is SMPTE Secretary/Treasurer and has forty years’ experience in the broadcasting industry. He was previously Director of Studio and Postproduction Engineering for the CBS Television Network in New York, where he worked for more than 20 years. Together with his engineering group, he was responsible for the design, construction, and support of all production and postproduction facilities in the CBS Broadcast Center, including the renovations for "The Late Show with Stephen Colbert," HD upgrades for "NFL Today," "The Late Show with David Letterman," "60 Minutes," "48 Hours," and the 2008 construction of the new control room for the "CBS Evening News" as well as the new studio for "CBS This Morning." John was elevated to SMPTE Fellow in 2012, has served on the Program Committee since 2015, and also serves on the Board of Editors. He is a member of IEEE and holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Electrical Engineering from Marquette University.