Associate Board

Associate Board

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 our movie trivia fundraisers.

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

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

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

Kyle Einck, Secretary
Enrollment Advisor, Northwestern University
Favorite film: Halloween

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

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

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

Conor Burton
Membership and Operations Coordinator, SmithBucklin
Favorite film: The Social Network

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Emma Landry
Marketing Consultant, CNA Financial
Favorite film: Singin’ in the Rain

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

Jillian Leiby
Benefit Authorizer, Social Security Administration
Favorite film: Steve Jobs

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

Bernice Man
Clinical Pharmacy Manager, Specialty Pharmacy, University of Chicago Medicine
Favorite film: In the Mood for Love

Tomas Martinez
Long Term Care Coordinator, Meridian Health Plan
Favorite film: Catch Me if You Can

Lauren Montemurri
National Manager, Digital Writer, American Lung Association
Favorite film: Charade/Singin’ in the Rain

Daniel O’Brien
Data Analyst, Illinois Network of Charter Schools (INCS)
Favorite film: The Big Lebowski

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