Our committees are the backbone of our organization. Be a leader in the community! Which committee will we see you on?
Art Smith Jr. (Chair), Lindsey Fuller Sandrin, Rick Alexander, Garvin Smith, Melissa McNerney
The membership committee is responsible for seeking out members within the production community and maintaining relationships with our current members.
Liase with other industry non-profit organizations | Maintain the membership database | Follow up with member inquiries | Work with various committees to organize quarterly membership drives | Work with local businesses, agencies, and universities to recruit new members | Work with other WIFT Branches to enhance and facilitate relationships with our sister groups
Jennelle Jordan (Chair), Lindsey Fuller Sandrin, Alexa Sheehan, Lee Davis
The programming/events committee produces a wide-range of programs for WIFT-FL members and industry professionals.
Plans 4 quarterly meetings per year | Plan special events including, but not limited to movie advanced screenings, and Jingle Mingle annual holiday gala | Plan educational seminars and hands-on workshops
Education & Scholarship Committee:
Growing the infrastructure of the Florida production community is vital, thus the education and scholarship committee works with industry professionals and local universities to create mentorship opportunities for those breaking into the industry. This committee also oversees fundraising for, and awarding of, scholarships to promising students and members.
Cultivating student memberships | Seeking out and cultivating internship opportunities | Overseeing mentorships| Fostering relationships with local colleges and universities | Providing training opportunities
Art Smith Jr. (Chair)
Charged with overseeing the administration of local WIFT-Branches.
Orlando: Nancy McBride & Garvin Smith
Daytona Beach: Alexa Sheehan & Stephanie Mason-Teague
Tampa Bay: Melissa McNerney & Victoria Jorgensen
Miami/South Florida: Carol Bressi-Cilona & Vivivan Treves
Jacksonville: Art Smith Jr (acting)
Melbourne: Sheri Taylor
Clearwater: Bobbi Hill
Jennelle Jordan (Chair)
The WIFT-FL Marketing/Communications Committee oversees the public face of WIFT-FL.
Manages social media and promotional materials | Assists the other WIFT-FL committees with their outreach needs
Jennelle Jordan (Chair), Lindsey Sandrin, Garvin Smith, Alexa Sheehan, Art Smith Jr.
Charged with soliciting, collecting, and reviewing nominations for the Board of Directors and Officers of the Board of Directors in time for the election.
Art Smith Jr. (Chair), Jennelle Jordan, Rick Alexander, Alexa Sheehan, Garvin Smith