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Visual Effects Society Announces 2016 Board of Directors Officers

The Visual Effects Society (VES) announced Monday the names of those sitting on its 2016 board of directors. The officers, elected at the January 2016 board meeting, will make up the VES board executive committee.

Mike Chambers was re-elected as the board chair. Jeffrey Okun will serve as first vice chair and Nancy St. John was elected as second vice chair. The treasurer and secretary are Susan Thurmond O’Neal and Rita Cahill, respectively.

Chambers, who has been a member of VES for almost 20 years, is an independent visual effects producer as well as a vfx consultant. The board chair is currently in post-production on “Alice in Wonderland: Through the Looking Glass.”

Okun was recently named a fellow of the VES and received the Founder’s Award. St. John has helped build vfx facilities around the world and was previously VES first vice chair. O’Neal has worked in the visual effects industry for over 18 years. This will be Cahill’s second term as secretary, and she has also served as chair and co-chair of the VES for the past six years.

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