Associate Board

Associate Board

  • Associate Board members at the 55th Chicago International Film Festival

Founded in 1989, the Associate Board of Cinema/Chicago is a diverse group of young professionals who share a love of film. The Board channels that love by supporting the Cinema/Chicago mission. As ambassadors, Board members facilitate dialogue around film, fundraise, and cultivate awareness of independent and international film to create shared experiences.

To this end, the Associate Board hosts a number of events throughout the year, including monthly screenings, an Associate Board Night at the Chicago International Film Festival and special presentations like the Beers For Buses Spring Fundraiser.

Interested in joining us? Candidates must submit an interest form and attend an informational meeting. We also request a current resume. For more information about joining the Associate Board, please email associateboard@chicagofilmfestival.com.

Emily Drake, President
Sr. Content Marketer, Unity
Favorite film: Titanic

Emma Frey, Vice President
Content Marketing Manager, Epsilon
Favorite Film: Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban

Alyssa Lyon, Secretary
Manager – Employee Engagement and D&I, Kraft Heinz
Favorite Film: Pretty Woman

Max Grad, Treasurer
Strategy Analyst, Constellation Brands
Favorite film: Gangs of New York

Kate Everson, Secretary
Communications Specialist, Boeing
Favorite film: The Philadelphia Story/Mad Max: Fury Road

Teddy Brombach
Senior Consultant, West Monroe
Favorite film: The Grand Budapest Hotel

Crystal Carrazco
Digital Marketing Specialist, Shure
Favorite film: Bridget Jones’s Diary

Taylor Champion
Portfolio Manager, U.S. Trust
Favorite film: The 400 Blows

Antonia (Toni) Coffelt
Creative Director + Founder, On a Personal Note…
Favorite film: Inglourious Basterds

Joe Crocco
Management Consultant, CapTech Ventures
Favorite film: Moonrise Kingdom

Kyle Einck
Enrollment Advisor, Northwestern University
Favorite film: Halloween

Tommy Elzinga
Staff Consultant, Ernst & Young
Favorite film: Whiplash

Renee Gagliardo
Business Strategy Associate, William Blair
Favorite film: The Sound of Music

Troy Gould
Video Producer, Chicago Better Business Bureau
Favorite film: The Prestige

Emmett Hollyer
Conversational AI Consultant, Google
Favorite film: Everybody Wants Some!!

Paige Hollyer
Strategic Project Manager, UI Health
Favorite film: Before Sunrise

Saundretta James
CEO, Africana Fashion
Favorite film: Kill Bill: Volume 1

Jessica Lehr
Senior Counsel, Cleveland-Cliffs Steel LLC
Favorite film: Singin’ in the Rain

Eric Leviton
Sr. Marketing Consultant, CNA Insurance
Favorite film: The Royal Tenenbaums

Angela Lorenzo
Special Events and Projects Manager, Lycée Français de Chicago
Favorite film: Pig

Bernice Man
Practice Coordinator, Specialty Pharmacy, Northwestern Medicine
Favorite film: In the Mood for Love

Alex de Miranda
Director of Cultural Strategy, Knock Inc.
Favorite film: The Dreamers

Michael Obyc
Client Contact & Marketing Assistant, Panavision Chicago
Favorite film: Shawshank Redemption

Aidan Orsino
Associate Attorney, Winston & Strawn LLP
Favorite film: Late Chrysanthemums

Justin Rivera
Director, Venue Analytics & Reporting, Live Nation
Favorite film: Jurassic Park

Grant Robin
Chief Radiation Therapist, Northshore University Health System
Favorite film: Barry Lyndon

Barry Trilla
Senior Manager, The Claro Group, LLC
Favorite film: A Few Good Men

Charlie Wein
Media & Events Coordinator, Rattleback Records
Favorite film: Sunshine