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Festival Team

Gasparilla International Film Festival | March 23 - 26, 2023

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 Team

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

Manager & 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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