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Film Commission Elects Kathleen Eckerson to Board of Directors

Kathleen Eckerson - Board of DirectorsThe Monterey County Film Commission board of directors has elected Kathleen Eckerson to serve a three-year term on the nonprofit organization’s board.

Eckerson is a wealth management advisor and owner of Suddenly Single Wealth Management® in Pebble Beach. She has a diverse background in economic development from senior management and consultant roles with the City of Fresno and County of Fresno, as well as the County of Monterey. Previously she was senior management analyst for the City and County of Fresno, and an instructor at California State University, Fresno, teaching their capstone course, strategy and policy. She also served as Fiserv, Inc.’s regional vice president of marketing, sales, client services, negotiations and corporate communications in their Fresno regional office.

Eckerson holds degrees from California State University, Fresno including Master of Science, Finance & International Business, and Masters of Business Administration.

She has nonprofit experience with the Monterey Peninsula Chamber of Commerce, the Carmel Bach Festival, was a board member of the Make-A-Wish Greater Bay Area, and a volunteer with the AT&T Pebble Beach Pro-Am, First Tee and Make-A-Wish Monterey Bay.

She and her husband John C. Ivie live in Pebble Beach.

The Monterey County Film Commission was established by and is funded in part by the Monterey County Board of Supervisors. The nonprofit organization works to attract and facilitate on-location film production for economic development, with an annual average of $4 million coming to local communities from film business.

The board is seeking additional volunteer board members from all parts of Monterey County, especially the Salinas Valley and South County. If interested call (831) 646-0910, email info@filmmonterey.org, or download an application form.