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Location Managers Guild International Announces New Board of Directors, Including First Australian Member

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The Location Managers Guild International has announced the 2022 LMGI Board of Directors. Newly elected to the Board are David McKinney (CA) and Lisa Scope (Australia). This election marks the first time an Australian location professional has joined the Board, further diversifying the international composition of guild leadership.

McKinney and Scope will serve alongside returning members Ken Brooker (Canada), Dan Connolly (UK), Eric Klein (NY), John Rakich (Canada), Ryan Schaetzle (GA), Jimmy Ayoub (NY), Mac Gordon (GA), Ken Haber (CA), Angus Ledgerwood (UK), Robin Macdonald (Canada), Edward Mazurek (CA), Alison A. Taylor (CA), and Scott Trimble (CA).

The 2022 Officers of the Executive Committee are President John Rakich, 1st Vice President Alison Taylor, 2nd Vice President Angus Ledgerwood, Treasurer Ken Haber, and Secretary Ken Brooker.

“With eight excellent choices for this year’s open board seats, the 2022 election tallied the most votes in LMGI history. This is a testament to our nominees’ professionalism and superb reputations. Congratulations to our elected 2022 Board Members,” Election Committee Chair Edward Mazurek said in a statement.

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“I am again honored the board has trusted me to lead the LMGI and am proud to carry on the work this organization has done since its inception 19 years ago,” added Rakich. “I look forward to working with this board of dedicated international location professionals to continue to grow our membership larger and stronger than before. It is exciting to show the world who and what we are, not only as indispensable creative collaborators but also as proven leaders and trailblazers. I’d also like to thank the outgoing members of our board for their involvement and hard work in helping us get to where we are now as an organization.”

Outgoing from the board are Georgia member and Secretary, Jen Farris, and longtime board member JJ Levine, the latter of whom also served as Vice President for many years. Both will continue to be a part of the Guild’s Marketing, Public Relations and Communications team.

McKinney, a location professional from Los Angeles, has worked in print, music videos, tv commercials, television, and feature films. He has won numerous awards for outstanding work. You can find bios and photos for other LMGI board members here.

Founded in 2003 as a 501(c)(6), non-profit corporation, the Location Managers Guild International (LMGI) is a global organization of career location professionals in the motion picture, television, commercial, and print production industries dedicated to upholding the highest ethical standards. The LMGI is the only worldwide location resource for Location Professionals, combining regional commitment with international strength and community.

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