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

Emily Drake, President
Marketing and Communications Professional, SmithBucklin
Favorite film: Titanic

Emma Frey, Vice President
Associate Content Marketing Manager, Epsilon
Favorite Film: The Life Aquatic with Steve Zissou

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

Max Grad, Treasurer
FP&A Analyst, Beam Suntory
Favorite film: Ferris Bueller’s Day Off

Antonia (Toni) Coffelt, Event Chair
Senior Program Manager & External Relations, Egon Zehnder
Favorite film: Inglourious Basterds

Joe Blackman
Marketing Analyst, CME Group
Favorite film: Interstellar

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

John Davis
Financial and Strategic Consulting
Favorite Film: Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy

Thomas Domol
Teaching Assistant, University of Chicago
Favorite film: Memento

Elizabeth “Liz” Dupuis
Video Producer/Editor, Bain & Company
Favorite film: A Few Good Men

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

Rosie Gonzalez
Sr. Associate, Pearlmark Real Estate
Favorite film: Night of the Living Dead

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

Mathias Jamora
Director, Financial Growth and Analytics, Rocketmiles
Favorite film: Jurassic Park

Zaia Lawnandow
Manager, Investor Relations & Corporate Strategy
Favorite film: Taxi Driver

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

Andrew McConnell
Software Engineer, CityBase Inc.
Favorite film: Arrival

Alex de Miranda
Culture Strategist, Knock Inc.
Favorite film: The Dreamers

Marianna “Mari” Moroz
PR Manager, Lyric Opera of Chicago
Favorite film: Call Me By Your Name / Almost Famous

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

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

Daniel Ronan
Principal, Resilient Heritage
Favorite film: Cinema Paradiso

Zach Savage
Chief Information Security Officer, Harrison Street
Favorite film: Children of Men

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