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The Board of Directors

Tom Eiselt, Chair

Tom is a CPA, retired from Ernst & Young. He has over 30 years of experience providing management consulting services to global organizations in a variety of industries. A resident of Charlotte for over 25 years, Tom has served on nonprofit boards including Blumenthal Performing Arts, Children’s Theatre of Charlotte and Actor’s Theatre of Charlotte and on the board of Neuro580 LLC, a for-profit mental health-care/technology venture.



Terri L. Brown, Treasurer

Terri is Finance Director at Enola Group Inc. She has extensive nonprofit accounting and financial management experience with employers in both Boston and Charlotte. She is a community advocate and a lover of the arts and has programmed art festivals in Boston for more than a decade. She also volunteers with the Charlotte Secondary Charter School, serves on the board of Charlotte PINC and reviews grants for the Charlotte Arts & Science Council.



Lisa Davis, Secretary

Lisa co-owns The Giddy Goat Coffee Roasters. She is a former business journalist and a community volunteer, advocating for children as a guardian ad litem and serving on Planned Parenthood South Atlantic’s Charlotte Stewardship Committee and Davidson College’s Arts and Creative Engagement Advisory Board.




Marcie Kelso

Marcie founded Kelso Communications and runs its business, accounts and strategy side. Previously, she launched the film division of the Charlotte Regional Partnership and was executive director of The Light Factory Museum of Photography & Film. Marcie has served on the Mathews Economic Development Advisory Committee and the board of Boom Charlotte.




Will Martin

Will is a freelance audiovisual technician who also works as a grip on commercials, in-house video productions, and short and feature films. In addition to his work for the Charlotte Film Society, Will serves on the board of directors for Charlotte Pride and chairs the Charlotte Pride Festival and Parade operations team.




Jay Morong

Jay is Creative Director of The Independent Picture House and Director of the Charlotte Film Festival. He is an educator, film programmer, director, actor and theatrical video designer. Jay has directed many theater productions at UNC Charlotte, where he is a senior lecturer of theater and film. He is also a special events film programmer at the Somerville Theatre in Somerville, MA.




Setu Raval

Setu has a background in nonprofit arts organizations and more than 10 years of experience in program and project management. As associate director of the Spirit Awards nominations, she oversaw the nominating process for the Film Independent Spirit Awards and managed the selection process for filmmaker grants.




Ljubomir (L.J.) Stambuk

L.J. is President and CEO of the World Affairs Council of Charlotte. He has 33 years of experience in strategic and operations management, business development, marketing and other senior roles in multinational corporations. He has played a vital role in promoting Charlotte as an international business hub and building a broader understanding of world affairs in our community.



Rodney Stringfellow

Rodney is a screenwriter, filmmaker and adjunct professor in film studies at UNC Charlotte. Previously, he taught screenwriting at Sarah Lawrence College. Rodney has written for Nickelodeon, PBS Kids, Disney Channel, BBC and Sesame Workshop and has been nominated for three Daytime Emmys.




Amy Teats

Amy is a senior manager in Deloitte’s Audit & Assurance practice, working with public and private audit clients, primarily in the power and utilities and retail sectors. She also assists clients with accounting and financial reporting matters, including initial public offerings, purchase accounting, dispositions and new accounting standard implementations.




David Thalberg

David is President of Stryker-Munley Group, an integrated strategic communications agency. He has more than 30 years of agency experience leading publishing, entertainment, technology, nonprofit and lifestyle accounts. He also chairs the awards committee for the Charlotte Jewish Film Festival.




Cinema Operations

Brad Ritter, Executive Director





Kendra Dodds, Development Director


Ivana Woodcock, Marketing Coordinator


Dylan Wachman, Design & Web


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