Education VP and Director of Marketing
SMPTE and PESA
Sara Kudrle is the Director of Marketing for PESA, which specializes in mission critical video distribution systems. Sara received her degree in Computer Science with a Minor in Mathematics from California State University Chico. Sara's 18 plus years in the Video Broadcast industry started at Tektronix in VideoTele.com. From there, she joined Continental Electronics as a software engineer within the TV Transmitter group developing exciter control software. Next, she joined NVISION/Miranda/Grass Valley and was responsible for several projects within the Router Control group, moving on to Imagine Communications' Playout division. Sara has authored numerous papers for NAB, PBS and SMPTE conferences and has been published in Broadcast Engineering and the SMPTE Motion Imaging Journal, receiving the 2012 Journal Award. In 2015, Sara was named TVNewsCheck’s 2015 Technology Woman to Watch. Sara is active within SMPTE serving on several committees and in the standards community. Sara is a SMPTE Fellow, the SMPTE Vice President of Education, former SMPTE Region Governor, SMPTE Award Chair and is a SMPTE Annual Technical Conference Co-Chair.