- Company Biographies
- Lee Perryman
- Wayne Ludkey
- Randall Meston
- Paul Owens
- Paddy Payne
- Jason Smith
- Andy Wormser
Introducing our management team
Since 1989, Lee's primary focus has been technology projects, including developing and launching ENPS, and its predecessor, AP NewsCenter.
Lee joined The Associated Press in 1980 as a Broadcast Executive, working in Florida, Pennsylvania, New Jersey and Delaware. He has extensive experience in AP’s Broadcast division, including strategic planning and development/implementation of news and weather relay systems. He also served as Assistant Secretary of AP until 1995.
Lee started his career in local radio station management, sales, programming and engineering and is a graduate of the University of Alabama.
Director ENPS Sales-Americas
Wayne has a record of engineering successful business solutions to help members and customers improve the process of gathering and delivering news. As the former AP Director of Television Networks, National Manager of Syndication and Cable Networks, Regional Television Executive for the West and local TV news director, Wayne’s multi-platform industry knowledge is key to the sales process.
Wayne has held almost every position in a local TV newsroom except on-air weatherman. A native of Milwaukee, Wisconsin, he earned a B.A. degree in Mass Communications from the University of Wisconsin-La Crosse.
Director of Sales Support & Integration
Previously, Randall established AP's ENPS operations team in London, managing the BBC's ENPS team. Randall has also been Technology Development Manager for AP's broadcast division, responsible for development, design, testing and deployment of news technology products.
Randall was Senior Broadcast Engineer and News Systems Manager at KVOA-TV, Tucson, Arizona. Randall was also Field Service Engineer, satellite and microwave services, for a Dallas, Texas, company and a Signals Intelligence Officer for the U.S. Marine Corps.
BBC ENPS Project Manager
Prior to joining AP, Paul had been Computer Services Manager with the New Zealand Totalisator Agency Board, where he managed computer operations for a real-time transactional system incorporating 550 retail outlets, 79 racetracks, five call centres, a television network and a nationwide PC network.
Earlier, Paul was Senior Support Engineer with Macroset NZ Ltd., a national computer maintenance organisation in New Zealand.
He is a graduate of Regional Technical College, Cork.
Director, International Business Development
Prior to joining The Associated Press, Paddy was Regional Sales Director for Encoda Systems' Media Management Division, responsible for Europe, the Middle East and Africa.
Previously, Paddy was Business Development Manager with Expocentric PLC, a pioneer in interactive on-line media, conference and exhibition services. Paddy was also Director of Conferences for Euromoney Institutional Investor Plc and he was Conference Director for Baltic Publishing Ltd.
Fluent in English, French, German, Paddy is experienced in presenting complex technology and service solutions to international organizations and government agencies. He earned a BA (Hons.) in Theology from Cambridge University.
Jason joined AP in 2000, holding positions as Training Coordinator and Operations Manager.
Previously, he had been Executive Producer of San Francisco-based Zatso, responsible for running its 30-person Internet newsroom, and as a news writer and producer at ZDTV. Smith has also been Supervising Producer at KSNW-TV, Wichita, Kansas, and has writing and production experience at WPXI-TV, Pittsburgh, and WIS-TV, Columbia. South Carolina.
Jason earned a B.S. in Managerial Economics from Carnegie Mellon University and an M.A. in Journalism from the University of Missouri, Columbia.
Technology Development Operations Manager
Andy also helped launch AP’s Online Video Network, serving as its first Executive Producer. Prior to joining AP in 2005, he was news director at Hearst-Argyle's WPTZ-TV/WNNE-TV, Burlington, Vermont, with additional responsibility for ENPS implementation and training for Hearst-Argyle's television station group since 2002.
Andy began his television news career at KCAU-TV, Sioux City, Iowa, then joined WPTZ-TV, holding positions as reporter, bureau chief, assignment editor and assistant news director. He also was an an assignment editor for WGME-TV, Portland, Maine. He served as president of two state AP broadcast organizations.
Andy earned undergraduate and masters degrees from Northwestern University.