Production designer John Shaffner and his partner Joe Stewart are the recipients of three Primetime Emmy awards for David Copperfield specials and two Daytime Emmy Awards for The Ellen DeGeneres Show. Shaffner has been also recognized with a Primetime Emmy for The George Lopez Show. The duo has been nominated a total of 32 times for Primetime and Daytime Emmys. They have also received the Art Directors Guild Award. Their most recent designs include The Tonight Show with Conan O’Brien. Shaffner and Stewart designed the series Two and a Half Men, The Big Bang Theory, Friends, The Drew Carey Show and Dharma & Greg, among many others, and specials for such artists as Perry Como and Andy Williams to Celine Dion, Faith Hill and Willie Nelson. They design the annual American Music Awards, Jerry Lewis MDA Telethon and the Miss Universe Shows. The current red edition of the Ringling Brothers Barnum & Bailey Circus is their design. Shaffner holds a B.F.A. from the University of Montana and an M.F.A. from Carnegie Mellon University. For the Television Academy, he has served as governor of the Art Directors/Set Decorators Peer Group (five years) and as both second vice chair and vice chair before his election to the position of chairman and CEO.