Tim Treanor, Chairman and CEO, Co-Founder
Tim co-founded and has led OVS Media since its inception in 2000. Under his leadership, OVS Media has grown to the industry leader in the use of streaming media to promote government transparency and the pioneer in creating the stakeholder broadcasting marketplace. Tim brings over 25 years’ experience in political consulting, public relations and media development, including the production of award-winning rich media websites and TV and radio commercials. His background includes managing two winning congressional campaigns before age 30. His understanding of streaming media started when he worked in marketing at RealNetworks, Inc. in the late 1990’s. Tim then developed his vision for streaming media technology for the public affairs marketplace, launching OVS Media. Tim received a B.A. in Political Science from American University.
Tchad Moore, Director of Operations
Tchad is a multimedia producer/project manager for OVS responsible for all technical production aspects of OVS streaming media events. Tchad also serves as Vice President of Communications for AFCEA Energy, serving the global U.S. federal energy community. Since 2004, he has served as senior trainer at the award-winning Montgomery Community Television (MCT), where he is responsible for teaching professional studio and field production techniques. As a freelance photographer and videographer, Tchad has created ground- breaking digital content for the American Film Institute, Discovery Communications, the March of Dimes, The Children’s Inn at NIH and GovLoop. He has a B.A. in History from Reed College.
Tim Oden, Director of Sales
Tim is a proven leader in sales and business development with more than 25 years’ business development experience in digital media and technology. He has worked with industry leaders Microsoft, Oracle and The Platform as well as many digital media startups. His accomplished sales background includes experience selling SaaS, Video Content Management, Online Advertising, Mobile App Development, Content Marketing and Enterprise solutions. He works with key digital media executives and communications professionals across network, cable, publishing and independent content companies to evangelize stakeholder broadcasting. He has a B.A. in Communications from the University of Central Florida.
Nicolaas Groeneveld-Meijer, Communications Counsel
Nicolaas has worked in public relations for a variety of public and private organizations including Weber Shandwick, the Washington State Bar Association and, more recently, the Boeing Company, where he served as the communications focal for Boeing Commercial Airplanes in Latin America and Africa for many years. Prior to that he worked as an employment lawyer for several law firms. He has a Juris Doctor, cum laude, from Syracuse University and a Bachelor of Journalism, Honours, from Carleton University, Ottawa, Canada.
Pat Kehs, Strategic Advisor Director/Producer
Pat is one of Washington’s leading video production specialists, having overseen multi-camera shoots for many federal government and private sector clients over the past 20 years, including the U.S. Navy, American Red Cross, Kaiser Permanente Healthcare, The World Bank, the Securities Industry and Financial Markets Association and more. Pat also serves as the lighting director for NBC’s Meet the Press and was part of the NBC News television pool broadcast team for three presidential inaugurations. He received a B.A. in Communications from American University.
Howard Wolf-Rodda, Strategic Adviser and Legal Counsel
Howard has provided legal counsel to OVS Media since 2010 and also provides strategic guidance for the company’s operations and development. He is a Washington, DC, area attorney who, for 20 years, has served a diverse portfolio of newly emerging and established firms, many of whom do business with the federal government. Prior to establishing Wolf-Rodda, LLC, Howard was a member of the government contracts group at Epstein Becker Green and most recently at Brown Rudnick, an international law firm. He has a J.D. from the University of Maryland and a B.A. in International Affairs from American University.
Bill Connor, Strategic Consultant
Bill brings a wealth of experience and a broad network of contacts among key Washington, DC, circles of influence. He is a principal of Oratorio Media and Presentation Training and counsels CEOs, politicians, government leaders and other senior officials on presentations, speeches and media interviews. Bill was formerly White House Correspondent for the Hearst Corporation television stations, an anchor and reporter for NBC’s WCSH-TV and a business reporter for Newsday. He has received numerous professional awards for his work, including an Associated Press citation for excellence in investigative reporting. He holds a B.A. in French from Vassar College and a M.S. from the Columbia University Graduate School of Journalism.
Lee Westell, Strategic Consultant
Lee is a marketing specialist, providing strategic marketing plans, website development, communications analysis and content services to clients. She also consults on how to best utilize social media platforms and was selected by the White House Office of Digital Strategy as a key social media leader. Her clients include MSNBC, The Washington Post, West Wing Reports, American Association of Blood Banks, CPRO and Technology Trends Group. Previously, she served for 12 years as executive director of publications for the American Financial Services Association. Lee serves on American Public University’s School of Business Industry Advisory Council, advising on digital trends. She received a B.A. in Communications from American University.
Will Stone, Public Affairs Strategist
Will is a Vice President at Jefferson Consulting Group, a leading Washington, DC, public affairs firm. He was formerly chief of staff to Congressman Dave Obey (D-WI), Chairman of the Appropriations Committee, for nine years and acted as his chief advisor on a variety of issues. Will’s previous roles include Vice President at Denny Miller Associates, a leading Washington, D.C., public affairs firm, Executive Vice President at Advocacy, Inc. and Director of Financial Services for the Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee. He has also served as an adjunct professor at George Washington University. He has a B.A. in Communications from American University.