Gasparilla International Film Festival | March 10 - 13, 2022

FESTIVAL TEAM

  • Monica Varner | Executive Director

  • Victoria Huddy | Filmmaker Liason / Box Office

  • Michelle Meadows  | Operations / Logistics

  • Kelly Zeigler | Community Relations / Grand Jury

  • Kayla Schupp | Filmmaker Lounge / VIP Concierge

  • Jake Tabler | Travel / Guest Services

  • Shelby Barrs | Administrative / Sponsorships

  • Holly Clifford | PR / Media Relations

  • Emily Heath | PR / Media Relations

  • Al Fredrick | Latin PR / Media Relations

  • Nancy Collet | Film Recruitment / Programming

  • Bob Clements | AV / Technical Operations

  • Ferdian Jap | Technical / Marketing Strategy

  • Wayne Shovlin | Production / Events

  • Lia Justine | Production / Events

  • Ashley Lugo | Social Media

 

ADVISORY BOARD

  • Sara Scher | Tampa Bay Jewish International Film Festival

  • Jason Ambler | Film Director

  • Armand Assante | SAG/AFTRA Actor

  • Leslie Cohen | HBO

  • Paul Cohen | FSU Film / Torchlight

  • Randall Emmett | Emmett / Furla Productions

  • Tom Gordin | Tagwear, Inc.

  • Comissioner Ken Hagan | Hillsborough County

  • Patrizia La Trecchia | USF Professor

  • *Charles (Chad) Moore | Morgan and Morgan, PA

  • *Eric Odum | ROI Commercial Property Brokerage

  • Ryan O'Nan | SAG/AFTRA Actor

  • Aakash Patel | Elevate, Inc.

  • *Eric Polins | HCP & Associates, Inc.

  • *Joseph J. Restaino | Film Producer

  • Robert W Sterrett III | Filmmaker

  • Michael Stewart | 717 South & AVA

  • Bryan Glazer | Tampa Bay Buccaneers

  • Phillip Sipiora | USF Professor

  • Cinda Snow | Snow Entertainment

  • Dori Rath | Film Producer

  • Honorable Bob Martinez | Former Governor of Florida

  • Honorable Dick Greco | Former Mayor of City of Tampa

  • *Elizabeth Fendrick | SAG/AFTRA Actor

  • Dr. Gregory Firestone | Film Producer

  • Phara Mclachlan | Nahteava

  • * Rachel Feinman | Tampa General Hospital

  • Evan Smith | Evan Smith Creative

  • Frank Robertson | Frank Robertson Media

  • Francis Vayalumkal | India International Film Festival

* Denotes Past President

MANAGERS & COORDINATORS

  • Cathy Cromar | Volunteer Manager

  • Chelsea Cromar | Volunteer Manager/Website Manager

  • Louise Krikorian | Area Coordinator

  • Darin Klahr | Area Coordinator

  • Hillary Webber | Education / Industry Panels

  • Sean Phillips | High School Competition / Scholarships

  • Evan Smith | High School Competition / Scholarships

 

BOARD OF DIRECTORS

  • Tim Zehnder, President | Hill Ward Henderson, LLP

  • Roia Barrios, President Elect | Roia Barrios, P.A.

  • Tammy Briant Spratling, Immediate Past President | Community Tampa Bay

  • Joseph Alexander* | Alexander Real Estate, LLC

  • Kelley Sandlowski | Secretary

  • Michael Cichon, Treasurer | Truist

  • Tyler Martinolich | Film Tampa Bay

  • Cathy Cromar  | Film Enthusiast

  • Jonathan Ellis | Shumaker, Loop, Kendrick, P.A.

  • Kevin Ambler | Ambler Law Group

  • Santosh Govindaraju | Convergent Capital Partners

  • Susan Williams | Visit Tampa Bay

  • Parker Homans | SIXTYDESIGN

 

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