Everything the LMGA does is the result of committee action.
This is an excellent means to get to know other location professionals and to demonstrate your many skills. Contact the Chairperson of your committee of choice to learn more about how you might contribute.
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Awards and Recognition
The Awards and Recognition Committee promotes recognition for the contributions made by location professionals. It establishes award procedures and distributes awards for deserving professionals in our craft.
Chairperson: Tony Salome
Committee Members: Lori Balton, Marylin Bitner, Robin Citrin, Elisa Ann Conant, Russ Hadaya, Nancy Haecker, Marie Healy, John Grant, JJ Levine, Orin Kennedy, Kent Matsuoka, Debbie Page, Kayla Thames-Berge and Carole Segal
The Business Members Committee engages LMGA’s business members and provides a forum for business members to become involved and participate in the a common voice throughout our industry.
Co-Chairpersons: Ken Haber & Sinclair Anderson
Press, Public Relations & Marketing–Represents the organization to all media; enhances the organization’s image, including written and verbal communications with the press & media. Issues press releases for Guild events/projects and maintains a list of all press contacts.
Develops and expands the Guild’s relationship with press representatives. Maintains copies of all materials appearing in the media about the Guild. Represents the organization to the community. Establishes, maintains and improves the favorable relationship between the LMGA and the public. Develops and maintains a strategy for marketing the Guild to the public and the industry.
Chairperson: JJ Levine
Media Relations Liaisons: JJ Levine, Kayla Thames-Berge
Press: JJ Levine, Kayla Thames-Berge, Nancy Haecker, Kris Wagner, Tony Salome
Public Relations: Lori Balton, Jody Hummer, Marie Healy
The Education Committee develops and coordinates programs to educate the film community. Programs to include subjects of specific interest to location professionals but with an appeal to other crafts. The goal is to create a higher awareness and level of understanding of issues that affect our profession.
Committee Members: Chris Fuentes, Steven Hopper, TeriLee Huff, Eric Klosterman, Jim Maceo, Kent Matsuoka, JP O’Connor, Kayla Thames-Berge and Kris Wagner
The Executive Committee oversees the day-to-day operations of the board; acts on behalf of the board during on-demand activities and management that occur between meetings. Such actions are presented for full board review.
Chairperson: Lori Balton
Committee Members: Eric Klosterman, Marie Healy, Tony Salome, Nancy Haecker, JJ Levine
The Finance Committee oversees the budget, ensures accurate tracking, monitoring, and accountability for funds, ensures adequate financial controls, and reviews major grants and associated terms. Led by the Board Treasurer.
Chairperson: Eric Klosterman
Committee Members: Carole Segal and Tony Salome
The International Committee develops relationships with location professionals, organizations and associations around the world.
Co-Chairpersons: Nancy Haecker and Mike Fantasia
Committee Members: Lori Balton, Chris Fuentes, TeriLee Huff, Jody Hummer, Kent Matsuoka, Ron Quigley, Dorion Thomas, Kris Wagner, Michael Wesley and Marie Healy
The Membership Committee develops and administers all aspects of business with new and existing members including membership drives, application processing, reference verification, and orientation of all members: Active, Associate and Business. It develops and maintains the LMGA mailing list.
Chairperson: Stevie Nelson
Committee Members: Kenny Brant, Dorion Thomas, Beth Tate, TL Huff, Jill Naumann and Sinclair Anderson
Nominating / Elections
The Nominating and Elections Committee identifies needed board member skills, recruits potential members and handles procedures for the annual elections. It holds an organizational meeting after the elections to orient new board members.
NOTE: Members currently running for election to the Board cannot serve on the Committee.
Ad Hoc: Robert Mendel
Philanthropic / Outreach
The Philanthropic and Outreach Committee promotes the welfare of others by donating to good causes as deemed appropriate by the Guild.
Chairperson: Kris Wagner
Committee Members: Marylin Bitner, Lori Balton, Kim Crabb, Mandi Dillin, James Maceo, Stevie Nelson, Veronique Vowell and Michael Wesley
The Rules Committee reviews motions that affect the bylaws or policies prior to final approval, and ensures that the approved changes are made to the appropriate documents.
Chairperson: Lori Balton
Committee Members: Kim Crabb, Mike Fantasia, Orin Kennedy, Stevie Nelson, Tony Salome, Carole Segal and Beth Tate
The Special Projects Committee is an incubator for Guild-sponsored projects, this committee encourages, and guides new projects to fruition.
Chairperson: Jim Maceo
Committee Members: Lori Balton
The Volunteer Committee keeps an active list of our members who cannot make a long-term time commitment, but who are happy to be available to assist the LMGA with specific finite tasks that come up.
Committee Members: Martin Cummins, Janet Harold, TeriLee Huff, Barry Jones, Ilt Jones, Jeff Morris, Beth Tate and Martine White
The Website Committee is responsible for creating, maintaining, and enhancing the official LMGA website. All members are encouraged to submit material for the website.
Co-Chairpersons: Nancy Haecker and Beth Tate
Committee Members: Peter Orth, Lori Balton, Fermin Davalos, Marie Healy, Peter Gluck, JJ Levine, Stevie Nelson, Marino Pascal and Martine White