Page Elected 2011 IO Board; Coleman Finishes Term

The International Board of Directors of MCA-I will again have a member of the LA/Orange County chapter helping to lead the 43 year old association. Actor Brian Page will be taking a seat as a Member-at Large while producer John Coleman completes his two-year term on the board. “Even though chapters are not required to have representation on the IO (international organization) board I think it’s symbolic of our chapter’s leadership position,” said Mark Alexander, chapter president.

“I believe we are one of the organization’s most active chapters because of people like Brian and John who give their time so generously.”

Brian Page, owner of Vocal Images, a voice talent and audio editor  as well as on-camera actor, will continue to serve on the local chapter board simultaneously. It is his second time. He is also former VP of the local chapter and has been active on numerous committees. “I’ve had the privilege to meet and work with a number of MCAI members from all over the country,” said Page, “They’re great folks and consummate professionals. I’m really looking forward to working with them on the international level to help grow MCAI and make improvements that will benefit all members.”

“Brian will be a great addition. He’s got lots of ideas and works well with everyone,” said outgoing IO Board member, John W. Coleman. Like Page, Coleman had served in a number of local LA/OC chapter leadership positions prior to election to the IO Board, including Secretary, Vice President and President.

Producer-Director John Coleman, Chief Creative Officer of Twin Oaks Communications reflected on his service on the MCAI IO Board: “The last two years have been a major transformation for the MCAI. We took it from paid management to self-run and re-established ourselves as a registered 501(c)3 charity. We changed the way we do business and became more efficient with more webinars and fewer in-person conferences. The unique MediaProCamp format for regional events replaced the old national Pro-Track conferences and is growing into a national series and attracting sponsors. Most importantly, we started making the organization more responsive to members and chapters, providing better service and increasing benefits, among other things.”

He continued. “I’m proud to have been part of the team that laid the foundation for many changes we’ll see in the future including dues restructuring and a number of growth initiatives. Brian and the new IO Board have a lot of work ahead of them. I know they will succeed for all of us.”

Other members elected to the IO Board include: President Elect Don Glass of the Atlanta Chapter; Treasurer Clayton Vandiver of the Milwaukee Chapter; Mark Schulze of the San Diego Chapter and Tony Pearson of the Central Carolinas Chapter.

International Board Members do not directly represent their chapters but guide the non-profit with the best interests of all members in mind. Besides 20 U.S. chapters, MCA-I has “Virtual At-Large” chapter which includes members from Canada, New Zealand, Germany and Asia and anyone not physically located near any other chapter.

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Media Communications Association-International, (MCAI) is the leading global community for media communications professionals. Founded as the ITVA, it offers members help in business and career through networking, professional development, industry recognition, discounts on professional products and services and other opportunities. The association seeks to drive the convergence of communications and technology and provides a global forum for communications professionals to advance the art, craft and business of visual communications in all media.