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 daughters.
Pamela B. Lawson - Executive Vice President and Chief Financial Officer
Ms. Lawson is a magna cume laude graduate of Virginia Tech, with a B.S. Degree in Accounting. 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. She began her career at 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, 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, a retired CPA, has been active in her profession and the community in which she lives for many years. She has served on the Peninsula Town Center Community Development Authority, the Hampton Coliseum Advisory Board, and recently completed service on the 400th Anniversary Celebration Committee for the City of Hampton. 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, Hampton Frolics, Inc (as President), the Virginia Symphony Foundation, the Hampton YMCA (as President) and the Peninsula Metropolitan YMCA Board of Directors. She is a lifetime member of the Virginia Society of CPA’s, the American Institute of CPA’s, and the Broadcasting and Cable Financial Manager’s Society.
Ms. Lawson lives in Hampton, Virginia with her husband, Gregory. They have one son and two grandchildren. Ms. Lawson enjoys the beach, golf, boating and traveling.
Executive Vice President and Chief Financial Office
Gerald Walsh - Vice President
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 Wasilik - Director of Programming and Promotion
Steve Wasilik began his employment with Lockwood Broadcast in 1999 and was appointed Director of Programming and Promotion at Lockwood in 2003, after serving as Program and Promotion Director for WUPV. In his corporate roll, Steve has strategically guided station audience success that consistently out-performs comparable network affiliates.
Prior to joining Lockwood, Steve held TV marketing positions in Washington, D.C., Minneapolis, and West Palm Beach. He has a Bachelor of Arts in Journalism from South Dakota State University.
Director of Programming and Promotion
Ryan Harris - Director of National Sales
Ryan has served as Director of National Sales since 2006.
Before being named Director of National Sales, Ryan began his career in broadcast as an Account Executive and was promoted within two years to National Sales Manager at WUPV Richmond. He was the first National Sales Manager for the station and was responsible for creating the national revenue stream.
As Director of National Sales, Ryan’s excellence at building strong and lasting relationships with rep firms and buyers at agencies nationwide has significantly facilitated the growth and development of Lockwood Broadcast Group and its properties.
Ryan holds a BA in Psychology from the College of William & Mary and is an active member of the FOX Affiliates Sales Advisory Board. When not in the office, you’ll find Ryan hitting the bike trails, volunteering at the Virginia Museum of Fine Arts, or grilling some delicious food for his wife Nicki and himself.
Director of National Sales
Bob Pectilidis - Director of Corporate Engineering
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.
Director of Corporate Engineering
Danny Woodruff - Creative Director
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 from James Madison University.
Tiffany Humphrey - Director of Business Services
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.
Director of Business Services
Thelma Sands - Traffic Manager
Thelma joined Lockwood Broadcast Group in August of 2015 as Traffic Supervisor for the Lockwood Traffic Hub where her first task was implementing the migration of all Lockwood stations to the WideOrbit Traffic System. She has since been promoted to Traffic Manager where she oversees the day to day Traffic Operations and the Traffic Team, as well as communicating with the stations on Traffic related issues often strategizing ways for station logs to flow better to help stations increase their sales and provide excellent customer service.
Before joining Lockwood Broadcast Group, Thelma started her career in Broadcast Traffic in Charlottesville in April of 1989. While new to the profession, she quickly realized she enjoyed the challenges of Broadcast Traffic and found she had a passion for it. In November of 1996 Thelma moved on to a local NBC affiliate in Richmond, where she began working as a Traffic Assistant and was later promoted to Traffic Manager in April of 2010 and served as such until coming to Lockwood Broadcast Group in 2015. Thelma continues to expand her knowledge of Traffic and Marketing taking several courses on both subjects, and she maintains her expert status of WideOrbit Traffic even as it has changed through the years. Thelma has seen a lot of change and growth in the Broadcast Traffic profession since she began working in the industry, and she is excited to see what the future holds as the role in the industry evolves.
Derrick Owens - Director of Digital
Derrick has been Director of Digital for Lockwood Broadcast since 2019.
Derrick is responsible for the strategic and tactical operations of Lockwood’s Websites, Mobile News and Weather Apps, OTT streaming apps, and digital advertising platforms.
Prior to accepting the position of Director of Digital at Lockwood Broadcast, Derrick held a number of Information Technology Management positions in Retail, Finance, Government and Media industries.
When Derrick is not leading the strategic digital efforts at Lockwood he owns and operates a restaurant with his wife and 2 children or likes spending time napping on the couch with his three dogs.