Chapter President Bios:
|Mark Granger '04 - Atlanta
Mark currently is the Senior Manager of Traning with
eSecuritel in Atlanta. Previously, he served as the instructional
content developer at Emory University and the audio and web conference
training manager at AHC Media LLC. After graduating from Emerson in
2004, Mark received his M.Ed. in Instructional Design from the
University of Massachusetts.
|Margie Sullivan '81 - Boston
In 1999, Margie was the executive producer for Mary Mazzio’s award-winning documentary A Hero for Daisy. Margie joined Redtree Productions in 2003 and uses her limitless skills to produce a gambit of work for Redtree, from interactive to film production.
| Rosalie Sheffield '81 - Colorado
Rosalie was one of the Emerson students selected to move
to Atlanta in 1981 and start CNN. In the words of Ted Turner "Who says
you can't start a network with a bunch of kids!" From there, she moved
to KTRK, the ABC affiliate in Houston, to become an editor. After
several years, she went on to edit at KVUE Austin (ABC), married Jesse
and had two children, Becca and Jacob. In 1995, they moved to Boulder
CO, where Rosalie became a Regional Sales Manager for Macrosystem US.
Since starting her own company in 2006, Dynamic Special Events, Rosalie
has worked on dozens of events with a variety clients, including the
Rocky Mountain Audio Video Conference, GIS in the Rockies, Boulder
International Film Festival and legendary musician Otis Taylor's Trance
|Ron Bostwick '81 - Colorado
Ron Bostwick stayed in Boston after graduation, and
worked in sales, advertising, and TV/spot production. He then left it
all to live the "Cahlaradah life." He did a bit of ski-bumming while
finally getting into radio. He moved to Boulder and has been a talent
booker for a national syndicated radio show (E Town), a morning
show producer/promotions director (KBCO-FM), and a freelance event
producer. Ron is now an executive producer for the Boulder International
Film Festival (BIFF1.com), entertainment director for the Bolder
Boulder 10k foot race (BolderBoulder.com) and the Denver Marathon
(DenverMarathon.com), and more. Along with Rosalie Kauffman Sheffield
’81, he started the Colorado chapter of the Alumni Association.
|Vincent Mraz '11 - Chicago
Vincent currently works in the Undergraduate Admission Office at Loyola University as well as the Box Office at The Second City. Since moving to Chicago he has been training in the Sketch Comedy Writing program at Second City. He is the Assistant Director for Second City's Benchco "All Grown Up and No Place to Go" as well as the Annoyance's "Oprah's Last Show: A Musical Comedy." At Emerson he was a member of Zeta Phi Eta, and hosted shows for WECB and The Emerson Channel's "Closing Time" for which he won an Evvy for Outstanding Television Personality. He earned his degree in Theater Education. He lives down the street from the Cubs but is forever a Red Sox fan.
|Linda Corradina '81 - New York
Linda Corradina has enjoyed an illustrious career in
media production. She was senior vice president/executive producer for
Martha Stewart Living Omnimedia responsible for supervising all new
programming and development as well as overseeing the creative content
and all production needs of MSLO Television. Past positions include
helping to found Oxygen Media, and senior vice president, programming
and production, for VH1 at Viacom. Corradina won
two Emmys and two Peabody Awards. She currently is raising three
daughters, renovating her loft, and studying Italian. Linda is the
co-president of the NYC Alumni Chapter.
|Camilla Ross '85 - Connecticut
Camilla is currently hard at work
running ETC, southeastern Connecticut’s newest theater company. She is
also the theatrical advisor and acting coach for the SPAG Players at
Three Rivers Community College in Norwich, Connecticut. She is a current
board and choral member with the Connecticut Lyric Opera of New London,
Connecticut. Camilla also teaches accounting and finance courses at a
local college. For fun, she continues to do a lot of acting.
|Cindy Lieber '83 - South Florida
Cindy Lieber is a veteran of broadcast and cable
television production with more than 25 yearss experience. She has
written and produced programs for nearly every major network, including
ABC, CBS, NBC, MTV, VH-1, A&E, Lifetime, Food Network, and PBS.
Program genres she has worked in include news, elections, talk,
documentary, magazine, game, music, award, food, and travel. Lieber was
instrumental in the funding, development, marketing, and publicizing of
two large South Florida-based start-ups: ByeByeNow.com and Javalution Coffee Company. She lives with her husband and son in Miami Beach.
| Mark Stewart '77 - Los Angeles
Mark graduated cum laude with a degree in Dramatic Arts. He obtained his JD cum laude from St. Louis University in 1981.
He is a shareholder in LaFollette, Johnson, DeHaas, Fesler & Ames in Downtown Los Angeles, specializing in medical malpractice defense litigation. He is married to actress Lynn Ann Leveridge. They have two adult daughters, Colleen Marie and Molly O'Neil.
|Jacquie Gales Webb '77 - Washington DC
As a radio project manager for the Corporation for Public Broadcasting, Jacquie Gales Webb works with public radio networks, station managers, producers, and consultants to support and improve the nation’s public radio system. She has hosted the number-one Sunday afternoon Gospel music program on 96.3 WHUR in Washington, D.C. since 1990 and has produced two gospel music CD compilations for Time Life.
|Daphne Valerius '06 - EBONI
native of Brooklyn, New York, Director/Producer Daphne Valerius has
journeyed into the successful pursuit of redefining the landscape of
media images with an array of talent that navigates her both in front
and behind the camera. Daphne completed her Master’s in Broadcast
Journalism at Emerson, where she also received an Associated Press Award
for Public Affairs and produced her award-winning documentary, The Souls of Black Girls.
Most recently, Valerius was an invited guest of First Lady Michelle
Obama to the White House as a result of her work. With profound
commitment to her craft, Valerius sets out to influence, inspire, and
uplift women of color through positive, educational television and film
projects. She is currently working on her upcoming television pilot.
Valerius is currently based in Los Angeles, CA.
|André Archimbaud '94 - New York
André Archimbaud stayed in Boston after graduation to
work as a producer/engineer for the NPR-style Christian Science Monitor
Radio. He took a similar role at CBS in New York City four years later,
where he produced an 18-month series for Dan Rather called 'The American
Dream.' He also worked in film and TV on shows like Queer Eye for the
Straight Guy, Law and Order, and The Sopranos. He has also penned
articles about pop culture as a freelance journalist. In 2007, André
moved into the digital domain in working for Yahoo! and now works for
Google’s first Global Strategic Partner at ReachLocal. He is proud of
his Emerson connection and is always willing to put in that extra ounce
of energy to help Emersonians.
|Stephen Farrier '75 - EBONI
Emmy award-winning Director of Photography, Producer and Director, Stephen W. Farrier, a Los Angeles based filmmaker has worked in television production for over 30 years. He launched his career in Boston as a news film cameraman for WBZ-TV. He has worked on such shows as: Dateline NBC, The Dog Whisperer , House Hunters International, A&E Biography, 48 hours, 60 Minutes and America’s Most Wanted, which he has also directed. Under his company, Stephen Farrier Productions, he has supplied video production services to Winner and Associates for media training since 1998. His visionary approach to cinematography has garnered him numerous awards including the Gold Plaque for Special Achievement in Cinematography at the Chicago International Film Festival and the Gold Hugo for Dreams Under Fire. He also co-produced a half-hour television special, Dreams on Fire, which aired nationwide on PBS and bestowed him an Emmy.