Mr. Hanna joined the Lockwood business family in 1986 as General Manager of the Lockwood Marine Corporation. He was responsible for all the sales and marketing of this division of the Lockwood companies. As a result of the tremendous growth and success of this division a buyer approached Lockwood and purchased all the assets of Lockwood Marine in 1992. Rather than accepting a role with the new company Mr. Hanna was retained by Lockwood to find and develop other businesses with principal owner James L. Lockwood, Jr. In the fall of 1992 Lockwood Broadcasting was formed and Mr. Hanna was named President. The company initially acquired low power television stations in underserved markets with the intent to distribute programming from the two emerging networks -- UPN and The WB. Lockwood Broadcasting eventually bought and sold several full power stations over the next several years. In Norfolk Virginia Lockwood acquired WJCB from a group of investors and then quickly sold it to Bud Paxson for more than double their investment made just months before. With proceeds from that sale Lockwood acquired NBC affiliate KTEN in Sherman Texas, WAWB in Richmond Virginia and eventually WLYJ in Clarksburg West Virginia. Mr. Hanna was a member of the UPN Affiliate Board for 4 years and served as its President as for 3 years. He also currently is a member of the CW Affiliate Advisory Board. In January of 2007 Lockwood sold its Richmond, Virginia CW Affiliate WUPV (formerly WAWB) to Southeastern Media. With some of the proceeds from that sale Lockwood Broadcasting invested in its state of the art central cast facility in Richmond. Currently the company is looking for more television stations to add to the growing group. Mr. Hanna is responsible for all mergers and acquisitions of the group and oversees the general management team he has assembled in Richmond, Virginia. Mr. Hanna holds a BS in Journalism from West Virginia University. He is married and has two teenage daughters.
Ms. Lawson, a CPA, is a magna cum laude graduate of Virginia Tech, with a B.S. Degree in Accounting. She worked for KPMG, where she attained the level of Senior Accountant before leaving to enter the banking industry. She has served as Chief Financial Officer of Bay Savings Bank , a subsidiary of First Federal of Michigan Corporation, and TideMark Bank, which was sold to Crestar Financial Corporation, now Suntrust Bank. While employed by First Federal, she managed their mergers and acquisitions team, purchasing Thrifts throughout the southeast and integrating them into the First Federal system and their conversion from a mutual thrift to a stock thrift traded on NASDAQ. While at TideMark, she spearheaded their successful conversion to a publicly traded company (NASDAQ), along with the acquisition of two banks and managed the merger of the two into TideMark Bank. She additionally managed the SEC reporting, investor relations, financial services, asset/liability management, data processing and accounting departments of the Bank. Ms. Lawson has been active in her profession and the community in which she lives for many years. She has served on numerous boards including the Virginia Society of CPA’s, the Peninsula Chapter of the VSCPA(as President), Alternatives, Inc. (as President), the Virginia League of Savings Bank Executives and Financial Managers (as President), the Junior League of Hampton Roads, and Hampton Frolics, Inc (as President). She is currently President of the Hampton YMCA. Ms. Lawson lives in Hampton, Virginia with her husband and son, Robert. She is a member of the American Institute of CPA’s, the Virginia Society of CPA’s, and the Broadcasting and Cable Financial Manager’s Society. Ms. Lawson enjoys golf, boating, and traveling. In her spare time, she spends any minute she can on the beach or anywhere containing a palm tree. She and her family love spending time at their home in Duck, North Carolina and on their boat, appropriately named “Prime Time.” She is an avid Virginia Tech football fan and can be found among the screaming hoards at Lane Stadium on Saturdays in the Fall. She also enjoys spending time with her new beagle puppy, Lucy. Ms. Lawson joined Lockwood Broadcasting in July 1995 and is responsible for financial management of the stations in the group as well as for the acquisitions and sales the group has accomplished.
Gerald joined Lockwood Broadcasting in 1999 as General Manger of WUPV in Richmond, Virginia. As Vice President of Broadcasting, he is responsible for the day-to-day management of the Lockwood Broadcast Group stations. Prior to Lockwood, Gerald was Director of Programming for KSTW in Seattle (Viacom). Prior to KSTW, Gerald was in sales and marketing for WDCA in Washington DC (Viacom) and WGNT in Norfolk (Viacom). Gerald holds a Bachelor of Arts in History from Hampden-Sydney College in Virginia and is married with two sons and a daughter.
Steve joined Lockwood Broadcast Group in 1999 as Promotion Director of WUPV. In 2001 he assumed Program Director duties for the station as well, and in 2006 was named Director of Programming and Promotion for all Lockwood stations. In that role he is responsible for content acquisition and strategy as well as station brand management. Prior to joining Lockwood Steve worked at television stations in Washington, D.C., Minneapolis and West Palm Beach. He has a Bachelor of Arts in both Advertising and History from South Dakota State University, School of Arts & Sciences. Steve is married and has three children.
Tiffany joined Lockwood Broadcast Group in early 2000 as the Traffic Coordinator for WUPV. She was promoted to Traffic Manager later that year, and in 2003, she was promoted to the Business and Traffic Manager as both departments merged. She is responsible for generating the logs for the stations, maintaining account receivables and payables for all of the stations, and coordinating all human resource issues. Before joining Lockwood Broadcast Group, Tiffany worked as a contract employee for Capital One in their college recruiting department for 6 months after moving to Richmond in 1999. Prior to the move to Richmond, Tiffany attended the College of William and Mary in Williamsburg, Virginia where she majored in English Literature and graduated in 1999.
Ryan grew up in Richmond and began his media career in Circuit City’s in-house media buying agency. He came to Lockwood Broadcasting as an account executive for WUPV in 1996. Ryan was promoted to National Sales Manager in May 1999. Ryan booked the first national client on WUPV and every national client while the station was part of the broadcast group. Over the past 10 years, Ryan has worked with two rep firms, made friends at three others and has countless contacts with buyers in agencies nationwide. As Director of National Sales, he uses those relationships to maintain and grow the national business for all the current Lockwood properties. Ryan holds degrees in Psychology and Sociology from the College of William & Mary. His wife, Nicki, is a published professor at Virginia Commonwealth University.
Danny began his career with Lockwood Broadcast Group in 1999 at their KTEN affiliate after an internship with the company. After years of producing and marketing experience with Lockwood's ratings successful UPN affiliates he was promoted to Creative Director of Lockwood Broadcast Group. He is responsible for management of station promotions as well as branding oversight for Lockwood Broadcast Group's owned operations. Danny has a Bachelor of Arts in Media Arts and Design through James Madison University.
Mr. Pectelidis joined Lockwood Broadcast in 2002. Previously having come from The Washington DC Bureau of CNN, and before that Paramount Stations Group owned and operated WDCA. Immediately after joining the team, Bob was asked to move the studio of its NBC affiliate in Texas. In 2007 after Lockwood sold its Richmond station (WUPV) Bob designed and built a multichannel master control network operation center. Its tightly integrated automation and redundant systems are a real belt and suspenders approach to guaranteed delivery of pristine high quality content. All critical systems are monitored by both operations and electronically by a fault detection mechanisms that alert on duty staff in the event of any variances outside of our rigorously defined limits. Currently Mr. Pectelidis is engaged in ongoing due diligence efforts to grow the group as well as daily oversight of technical operations for the group.