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GSCA Announces 2016 Officers and Executive Committee Members

ABOVE: 2011 GSCA site visit to the Esquire IMAX Theatre in Sacramento, CA, USA, host theater for the 2012 GSCA International Conference & Trade Show.  Courtesy GSCA.

Holly Springs, NC, USA (December 21, 2015) — The Giant Screen Cinema Association (GSCA) is pleased to announce its Board of Directors has elected Officers and Executive Committee members, as well as Committee Co-chairs for 2016.

Gordon Stalans (Tennessee Aquarium) will serve as Board Chair. Mark Katz (D3D Cinema/Giant Screen Films) will serve as Vice Chair. Jonathan Barker (SK Films) will serve as Secretary. Berend Reijnhoudt (Omniversum) will serve as Treasurer. All Officers held the same positions in 2015. Per the GSCA’s bylaws, the Officers also constitute the Association’s Executive Committee.

Committee Chairs and Co-chairs are as follows. Conference: Glenn Shaver (Ontario Science Centre) and GSCA Executive Director Tammy Seldon. Marketing and Member Services: Derek Threinen (Giant Screen Films/D3D Cinema), with a Co-chair yet to be determined. Technical: Martin Howe (TEQ4) and Tim Hazlehurst (Marbles Kids Museum). Professional Development: Daniel Ferguson (Cosmic Picture) and Andy Zakrajsek (COSI). Lifelong Learning: Alan Nursall (Telus World of Science-Edmonton).

Governance Committee members for 2016 will be determined shortly.

All Officers and Chairs will begin serving their terms on January 1, 2016.

Joe Kleiman
Joe Kleiman
Raised in San Diego on theme parks, zoos, and IMAX films, InPark's Senior Correspondent Joe Kleiman would expand his childhood loves into two decades as a projectionist and theater director within the giant screen industry. In addition to his work in commercial and museum operations, Joe has volunteered his time to animal husbandry at leading facilities in California and Texas and has played a leading management role for a number of performing arts companies. Joe previously served as News Editor and has remained a contributing author to InPark Magazine since 2011. HIs writing has also appeared in Sound & Communications, LF Examiner, Jim Hill Media, The Planetarian, Behind the Thrills, and MiceChat His blog, takes an unconventional look at the attractions industry. Follow on twitter @ThemesRenewed Joe lives in Sacramento, California with his wife, dog, and a ghost.

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