At its recent annual meeting, the Napa Valley Film Festival board of directors elected key positions and honed the organization’s mission while setting the agenda and goals for this year’s festival, scheduled for Nov. 12-16.
The board elected Rob Jennings as chairman and Ed Ojdana as vice chairman. Jennings owns Paratus Vineyards winery on Mount Veeder and serves as an adviser and director to several startup companies. He has more than 25 years of experience as an executive in the media and entertainment field with such companies as America Online, Warner Bros. and Lorimar-Telepictures.
Jennings lives with his family in Napa. Ojdana has held senior-level positions in finance, marketing, strategic planning, operations and management consulting. He is founder of FreeCreditReport.com and former CEO of Experian Interactive. Ojdana is also a film producer. He and his wife, Irene, own the Vineyard 511 winery and live in Calistoga.
NVFF co-founders/directors Brenda and Marc Lhormer unveiled the clarified mission: “The Napa Valley Film Festival, a nonprofit organization, celebrates the cinematic arts and enriches the community by presenting an annual world-class festival and year-round education and outreach programs.”
Elections were also held for officers of the corporation voted on annually by the board of directors. For 2014, Marc Lhormer will serve as president, Brenda Lhormer as vice president, Carrie Markham as secretary and Ed Ojdana as treasurer.