Veteran board member Sue Shakespeare named president; other appointees include Jerry Beck as VP, Brooke Keesling as 2nd VP, David Derks as 3rd VP, Jeff Wike as CFO, and Jeanette Bonds as secretary.
ASIFA Hollywood has announced its new slate of officers for its executive board of directors. The new officers are:
- Board President - Sue Shakespeare
- Vice President - Jerry Beck
- 2nd Vice President - Brooke Keesling
- 3rd Vice President - David Derks
- Chief Financial Officer (CFO) - Jeff Wike
- Secretary - Jeanette Bonds.
The newly appointed officers are currently active in their positions with ASIFA-Hollywood. Executive board officers are selected for a term of three years, with the possibility of a second term if re-elected, for a total of six years.
Shakespeare has served on the ASIFA-Hollywood board for six years and is president of the independent animation studio, Creative Capers Entertainment.
“Having a female as well as independent studio presence as an executive board officer is extremely important,” noted Shakespeare. “In this capacity, I’m excited to bring a point of view to the ASIFA-Hollywood board that directly aligns with its diverse membership.”
Created in 1972 by veteran voice talent June Foray, the Annie Awards have grown in scope and stature for the past four decades. ASIFA-Hollywood is the world’s first and foremost professional organization dedicated to promoting the Art of Animation and celebrating the people who create it.
ASIFA-Hollywood, the largest chapter of the international organization ASIFA, supports a range of animation activities and preservation efforts through its membership. Current initiatives include the Animation Archive, Animation Aid Foundation, Animation Educators Forum, animated film preservation, special events, scholarships, and screenings.