We are thrilled to announce that Governor Inslee recently appointed three new members to Washington Filmworks’ Board of Directors. Each of the positions on the Board of Directors represents a different industry or sector of the economy that is impacted by film production. We are pleased to welcome Kimberly Bennett, who will be filling the position representing convention and visitors bureaus and Sherrye Wyatt (our official film liaison on Whidbey and Camano Islands) who will be filling the vacated tourism position. Alan Nay will be joining the board representing interactive media and emerging forms of motion picture production. We invite you to read on and learn more about these new Filmworks faces!
We would also like to take a moment to thank our exiting Board members Becky Bogard, Donna James and Paul Matthaeus for their years of service to Washington Filmworks.
Learn more about all our board members here.
Kim Bennett is the President & CEO of Visit Vancouver USA. Bennett has more than 21 years experience in developing and managing economic development agencies, including establishment of the Vancouver USA regional tourism office. Bennett previously served on the Washington State Tourism Commission under Governor Gregoire.
She currently serves on the Washington Tourism Alliance as a board member representing Southwest Washington; the DMA West Association Board as an Officer and the Washington State Destination Marketing Organization as a board member since 1999.
Alan Nay started World Famous in 2005 after spending a decade editing and creative directing commercials and films with some of the best creative studios in the country. World Famous is a commercial production company in Seattle known for producing national work that blends art with commerce.
Winner of multiple Best in Show and Judges’ Choice awards at both the Seattle and Utah ADDYs, World Famous has also been voted “Best Place to Work” by Seattle Met, Puget Sound Business Journal, Seattle Business
Magazine, and Seattle Magazine.
An advocate for the creative community and culture, Nay serves as Commissioner on the Mayor’s Economic Development Commission.
Sherrye Wyatt serves as the Film Liaison for Island County, as well as Public Relations and Marketing Manager at Whidbey and Camano Islands Tourism. Previously, she spent several years directing communications programs within the Northwest cider and wine industries.
Before that, she helped create, and then managed for several years, a charitable foundation serving Washington’s tree fruit industry. Prior to that she lived in Washington, D.C. where she was director of public affairs for an international trade association representing North American export grain companies (NAEGA).