Pixar and Disney creative head John Lasseter is elected to the post of First Vice President of the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences.
BEVERLY HILLS, CA –
Pixar and Disney creative head John Lasseter has been elected to the post of First Vice President of the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences. He previously served terms as treasurer and secretary.
Elections were held by the organization’s Board of Governors Tuesday night (July 30).
Cheryl Boone Isaacs, beginning her 21st year as a governor representing the Public Relations Branch, was elected president.
In addition, Jeffrey Kurland and Leonard Engelman were elected to vice president posts; Dick Cook was elected treasurer; and Phil Robinson was elected secretary.
These will be the first officer stints for Engelman, Kurland and Cook. Lasseter previously served one-year terms as treasurer (2011-2012) and secretary (2009-2010). Robinson served as vice president during the past year, his fourth consecutive term in that office (2009-2013).
Academy board members may serve up to three consecutive three-year terms, while officers serve one-year terms, with a maximum of four consecutive years in any one office.
Source: The Academy of Motion Picture Arts & Sciences
Jennifer Wolfe is Director of News & Content at Animation World Network.