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EXECUTIVE BOARD

Mariruth Kennedy

President

Mariruth returns to the Festival Board after almost 10 years away. Born and reared in NJ she made her way to Florida via Cincinnati in 2000. Mariruth runs two successful >

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Rob Akins

Vice President

Rob has long been a patron of TIGLFF’s efforts to bring compelling, world-class LGBT cinema to Tampa Bay.  Rob began supporting TIGLFF as an attendee in 1997 advancing his involvement >

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Ben Tozour

Treasurer

Ben Tozour, originally from Southern New Jersey fell in love with the Tampa Bay Area and its community after just one visit and relocated to the marina area of Gulfport >

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Sunny Hall

Secretary

Sunny Hall was born and raised in Polk County, Florida. Baptized with water and filled with the spirit, she came out at 17 years old much to the chagrin of the >

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BOARD OF DIRECTORS

Santiago Echeverry

Board Member

Santiago Echeverry is a Colombian American New Media Producer and Artist, with a background in Television, Video and Performance Art.  In 1992 he began exhibiting internationally; participating in festivals such >

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Cynthia “Sam” Salmons

Board Member

Sam is overjoyed to join the film festival as a TIGLFF board member. Born on a former Dutch island, Sam has always been a film buff.  She studied film history >

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STAFF

Renée Cossette

Festival Director

Renée has been with the organization since 2005, and is a huge part of the success of TIGLFF.

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KJ Mohr

Program Director

For almost three decades, KJ Mohr has been working in cinema as a curator, programmer, educator, filmmaker and consultant. She is currently the Director of Programming for the Tampa Bay >

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Timothy Thomas

Sr. Event & Logistics Coordinator

Tim was born right here in Tampa and is a true Florida native.  Tim has been volunteering for many years and started his time with TIGLFF in 2005 while being >

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Ty Maxey

Festival Volunteer Coordinator

A native of Columbus, Ohio, Ty relocated to the Tamp Bay area from Sarasota in the year 2000.  A long-time advocate for the LGBTQ+ community and related causes, Ty quickly >

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