WIFTA Announces Its First Executive Director

Women in Film & Television Atlanta (WIFTA) announced today that Susan Moss has been named the organization’s first executive director.  

Moss has nearly twenty years of experience in a wide variety of creative management roles, including marketing for NASCAR, film and video production, and legal experience with Kilpatrick Townsend. An Atlanta native, Moss is also a member of the Georgia Production Partnership (GPP) Executive Board, an independent producer and SAG-AFTRA actor.

“Susan’s diverse background creates a strong foundation for our organization while allowing her to fully identify with our membership,” said Cheryl Jenkins, President of WIFTA Board of Directors. “We are excited to have a strong leader on board who will further strengthen and grow our chapter.”

Moss will work closely with WIFTA’s Board of Directors to implement strategic planning and create new opportunities for members. She will head the organization’s fundraising campaigns as well as perform leadership and management functions.  

“With the truly sensational opportunities that lie before the women of Atlanta at this time in the industry, I am delighted to be a part of WIFTA,” Moss said.  “As Executive Director, I will not only act as a leader, but also as a peer to members.  I am passionate about furthering and connecting women within the industry in Atlanta as our city continues to climb to the top of the entertainment field.”

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