Board Members

GCFC is built on a foundation of enthusiastic board members who are committed to growing Cleveland’s economy by building a sustainable, local film industry. The Film Commission’s vision is strengthened by the support of these local leaders.

Robert F. Falls, Chair, Board of Directors
President & CEO
Falls Communications

Tracy Anderson
Special Assistant to the Mayor
City of Cleveland

Tim Birch
Senior Vice President Operations and Technology
PlayhouseSquare

Shannon Blackwell
President and Chief Operating Officer
Zeisler Morgan Properties, Ltd

Robert Bryan
Executive Director, TV & Video Services
Cuyahoga Community College

Richard Clark
Executive Vice President, Trustee & Secretary
John P. Murphy Foundation

Anthony “TJ” DiSanto
Vice President
The Ancora Group

James Donchess
Vice President and Deputy General Counsel
The Sherwin-Williams Company

Elizabeth Faler
General Manager
The Ritz Carlton

Steve Feldman
Managing Partner
Ox Capital Partners

Terrence P. Fergus
President
FSM Capital Management, LLC

David Gilbert
President
Destination Cleveland & Greater Cleveland Sports Commission

Robert Gilmore
Partner
Kohrman Jackson Krantz

John Goodman
Senior Managing Director
McDonald Partners

Amy Haught
Owner/Investor
HDS Properties

Robert Kneen
Owner
Skye Bistro Restaurant
Best Western Lawnfield Inn and Suites

Mike Koslen
Associate
Jones Day

Frederic Lahey
Program Director
Cleveland State University School of Film & Media Arts

Julie Lehman
Marketing Director
Nestle/Lean Cuisine

Sarah Melamed
SK Melamed, LLC

Lisa Mullin Federico

Carol Oppenheim

Charles “Charlie” Price
Counsel – Litigation
EATON Corp.

Matt Reville
Chief Operating Officer
Consolidated Solutions

Dennis Roche
President
Dennis Roche & Associates

Ivan Schwarz
Former GCFC President

David St. Pierre
Co-Founder and Managing Director
Legacy Capital Partners

Drew Stelzer
Financial Planner
Skylight Financial Group

Tricia Tomko*
Director of Finance
Falls Communications

Jon Wagner
Wealth Management Advisor, Senior Vice President
Merrill Lynch

Thomas Warren
Partner
Pierce Bainbridge

Sheila Wright
Vice President
The Good Community Foundation

Annette Zappala
Director, Regional Sales
United Airlines

Marcie Goodmanex officio
Executive Director
Cleveland International Film Festival

* denotes Board Officer