Oct 30, 2013
The professional non-profit organization for women in the animation industry, Women in Animation, has re-launched under new executive leadership. Heading into the organization’s 20th year, the newly-elected co-presidents include Mattel’s Margaret Dean and Technicolor’s Kristy Scanlan.
As co-presidents, Dean and Scanlan will lead WIA and communicate its role and future vision to worldwide members—a world in which women share fully in the creation, production, and rewards of animation, resulting in richer and more diverse entertainment and media that move our culture forward.
Additionally, a new executive committee, board of directors, and advisory committee have been created. The executive committee includes Margaret Dean, Kristy Scanlan, Barbara Cimity (Robot Chicken) as treasurer, and Dawn Rivera-Ernster (Walt Disney Animation) as secretary.
The board of directors will include all of the members of the executive committee, along with Jinko Gotoh (The Little Prince for Onyx Films), Tracy Campell (Walt Disney Animation), Anna Jordan-Douglass (The Jim Henson Company), and Karen Kirkland (Nickelodeon).
The advisory committee includes Bonnie Arnold (DreamWorks Animation), Jenna Boyd (Nickelodeon), Ann Le Cam (Walt Disney Animation), Lenora Hume (Shut Up! Cartoons and TeamTO), and Adina Pitt (Cartoon Network and Boomerang).