59th Annual Emmy Awards - Nominee ReceptionFormer TV Academy chief Dick Askin has been elected chairman of the Council of Past Presidents and Past Chairs for the organization. The group provides advice and counsel to the TV Academy’s elected leadership and works with the board of governors on special initiatives and projects. Askin, chairman and CEO of the TV Academy from 2003-2007, succeeds Leo Chaloukian, who served as chair of the council since 2003.