The Location Managers Guild International (LMGI) is proud to announce its Board of Directors for the 2020-2021 term.

Newly elected members of the Board are Dan Connolly (UK), Jen Farris (GA) and Eric Klein (NY).   They will serve the Guild alongside returning Board members elected to new terms; LMGI 1st Vice President, Jennifer “JJ” Levine (CA), LMGI 2nd Vice President and founding member, Lori Balton (CA), John Rakich (ONT, CANADA) and Ryan Schaetzle (GA). 

Board members continuing with ongoing terms include founding member Mike Fantasia (CA), Ken Haber (CA), Jimmy Ayoub (NY), Mac Gordon (GA), Wes Hagan (CA), Edward Mazurek (CA), Alison A. Taylor (LA) and Georgette Turner (U.K.).

Election Committee Chair, Edward Mazurek, is thrilled to welcome the new board members, “The vote count between those elected and runners’ up was miniscule. Those running and those voting represented multiple states and multiple countries—a reflection of our growing international membership.  We’re also grateful to our departing Board members, Les Fincher, Matt Chamberlin and Walter Roshetski for their generous service to the LMGI.”

LMGI President, Mike Fantasia adds, “The new LMGI board is starting at a unique time. While the Guild is not involved in labor relations or negotiations, though our series of “Coffee Tuesday” Zoom calls and Webinars, we have been sharing best practices since the COVID shut downs began. It’s is critical to all of us to continue to disseminate information and learn from our colleagues around the world as we return to work."T

The 2020 LMGI Board of Directors met on May 31, 2020 and voted to continue with the current Officers on the Executive Committee: President, Mike Fantasia, 1st Vice President, JJ Levine, 2nd Vice President, Lori Balton, Treasurer, Ken Haber and Secretary, John Rakich.

LMGI Board Member Bios and Photographs can be provided upon request, and also found at

About the Location Managers Guild International (LMGI)
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. Through local commitment and international strength, we support strong relationships between production and government agencies, businesses and communities. We promote awareness of our place in the entertainment industry as indispensable creative collaborators through a variety of innovative programs. The LMGI was founded in 2003 as a 501(c)(6), non-profit corporation. For more information about the LMGI, visit