Board of Directors
The Grand Cinema is a nonprofit; our strategic direction is guided and informed by a board of volunteer directors, representing our communities, who meet monthly.
The Grand's board comprises 13-17 members who help set policies, develop plans for the future, provide fiscal oversight, raise money, and advocate for the theater. (The board does not select films to be screened or involve itself in day-to-day operations.) Board members agree to serve a three-year term with the option of returning for a second term.
Every year members of The Grand Cinema vote on new and returning board candidates to serve. Per our bylaws: "the current board shall present to the membership a slate of candidates for board positions. Members will vote, with opportunity to comment, by ballot to approve or disapprove the entire slate."
The Grand Cinema current board of Directors roster
As approved by a member vote in February 2017
Jp Avila, Board Vice President, Pacific Lutheran University
Barry Benson, real estate broker
Sean Patrick Burke, No Code Productions
Ali Criss, Board Treasurer, Financial Insights
Kala Dralle, City of Tacoma
Sue Dreier, Pierce Transit
Ben Ferguson, Ferguson Architecture
Jason Gamboa, Tacoma Apparel Co, eTc
Hannah Gilmore, real estate broker
Eric Henning, mortgage loan officer
George Hollis Jr., Gotta Dance Productions
David Long, Marine View Ventures
Megan Pottorff, Board President, attorney at law
Serni Solidarios, University of Puget Sound
Janna Stewart, community volunteer
Dean Wilson, Board Secretary, veteran, community volunteer