Beggs, Khanna elected NATPE co-chairs


Lionsgate's Kevin Beggs and NBC Universal International's Roma Khanna have been elected co-chairs of NATPE.

Beggs, president of TV programming and production at the studio, is replacing Emerson Coleman, vp programming at Hearst-Argyle Television, who has completed his term and will serve on NATPE's executive committee.

Khanna, president of global networks and digital initiatives, was elected for a second two-year term.

Meanwhile, NATPE has elected eight new members to its board: Chris Coelen, CEO of RDF USA & Pangea Management Group; Tony DiSanto, executive vp series development and programming at MTV; Jordan Hoffner, head of content partnerships at YouTube; Reginald Hudlin, president of entertainment at BET Networks; Diane Robina, president of emerging networks at Comcast; Lori Schwartz, senior vp, director of emerging media at Interpublic Emerging Media Lab; Fernando Szew, CEO of MarVista Entertainment; and Jon Vlassopulos, senior vp digital media and branded entertainment at Endemol USA.

"I'm a lucky guy," NATPE president and CEO Rick Feldman said. "Emerson stays on the board, and I have Kevin, Roma and eight great new brains to add to our already diverse and powerful group."