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Academy Board of Governors Votes to Keep Cheryl Boone Isaacs as President

Academy Board of Governors Votes to Keep Cheryl Boone Isaacs as President

Cheryl Boone Isaacs, the first African-American to serve as president of the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences, will serve a third term. 

The Board of Governors also elected other officers at their meeting on August 4: Jeffrey Kurland and cinematographer John Bailey were re-elected first vice presidents; Lucasfilm chief and producers branch member Kathleen Kennedy returns as vice president, having served once before; VFX supervisor Bill Kroyer was also elected as vice president having served in the past as secretary; Twentieth Century Fox motion picture chairman Jim Gianopulos, a  first-time officer, was elected as treasurer; and screenwriter Phil Robinson was elected secretary, having served in that post before, as well as vice president.

Starting her 23rd year as a governor repping the Public Relations Branch, Boone Isaacs, an ex-Paramount and New Line Cinema publicity and marketing executive, currently heads marketing consulting firm CBI Enterprises, Inc. She recently received an honorary doctorate from the University of North Carolina School of the Arts and this fall will be an adjunct professor at Chapman University’s Dodge College of Film and Media Arts.    
Academy board members may serve up to three consecutive three-year terms, while officers serve one-year terms, with a maximum of four consecutive years in any one office.

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