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BAFTA New York Announces 2014 Board of Directors Election Result

18 June 2014

Results of the BAFTA New York Board of Directors Election held in June 2014

  • Luke Parker Bowles Elected Vice Chairman by the Board.
  • Dee Poku, Co-Founder and CEO of WIE Network Joins the Board of Directors.
  • Vernon Chu, Patrick Connolly, Matthew Kearney and Susan Margolin Win Re-election.

June 12, 2014. Luke Parker Bowles, Executive Vice President of Production for Open Road Integrated Media, was voted Vice Chairman by the Board of Directors. In the general election Dee Poku, Co-Founder and CEO of WIE Network, was elected to serve a three-year stint on the Board, and four incumbent board members Vernon Chu, Patrick Connolly, Matthew Kearney and Susan Margolin won re-election. Charles Tremayne will continue as Chairman of the Board, Jeff Cotugno remains as Treasurer and Vernon Chu will stay as Secretary. These Members will join the current Board members: Liza Burnett Fefferman, Linda Kahn, Meryl Katz, Celine Rattray, Doug Schwalbe, Molly Thompson and Maria Zuckerman.

“Luke has been an avid supporter of BAFTA New York and our mission since joining the board last year and is a valued member of the team,” said Charles Tremayne, Chairman, BAFTA New York. “His commitment to promoting the work of British producers, directors and actors in the US is exemplary and I am proud to have him serve as my Vice Chairman of the Board.”

Tremayne continues: “Dee brings a wealth of experience in the media industry as a marketer and philanthropic strategist, as well as the insights that come from leading a successful organization. We are delighted that she is joining our board of directors and I am looking forward to another wonderful term with all of the board members.”

The transition will take place at the Meeting of the Board of Directors of BAFTA New York on July 14, 2014.

BAFTA New York would like to thank the voting members who participated in this election, those who ran in these elections and all of our Board members for their help and support.