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Board of Directors

Jay Greer, President
Compass College of Cinematic Arts

David E. Austin, Executive Vice President
Bridgestone Multimedia Group

Rick Eldridge, CEO/Producer
ReelWorks Studios

Linda Blazy,Executive Vice President Licensing
Pure Flix Digital

Geary Maiuri, Board Secretary
Dean Emeritus of Student and Community Services, Macomb Community College

Bill McKendry, Founder, Compass Arts Academy
Founder and Chief Creative Officer, HAVEN

Myron (Guy) Sawyer, Jr., Board Chairman
First Vice-President, Robert W. Baird

Advisory Board

The executive board is made up of expert professionals in the film and media industries. They meet twice a year with Compass College executive staff to discuss the changing needs in the industry and how Compass can craft a curriculum to meet those needs. They serve as a key voice in the development academic outcomes and and connecting the institution further into the industry.

Stephen Afendoulis, J.D., Tampa, FL
Attorney, Varnum Law

Ralph Winter, Los Angeles, CA
Executive Producer, X-Men Trilogy, Fantastic FourFantastic Four: Rise of the Silver,
Tim Burton’s Planet of the Apes, X-Men Origins: Wolverine

Bob Brown, Sand Point, MI
Producer, Charity Island Pictures, Founder/Managing Director, Sandwalker Studios

Susan Campochiaro Confrey, New York, NY
Owner, Actor-Talent Manager-Artist Development
Career Breakthrough Unlimited 
Producer, Lightfield Entertainment

Harold Cronk, Manistee, MI
Director and Founding Partner, 10 West Studios

Chris DeLaney, Orlando, FL
Retired Department Head, Artworks at EA Sports

Gary David Stratton, Ph.D., Knoxville, TN
Dean of Arts and Sciences, Johnson University

John Grooters, Holland, MI
Owner, Grooters

Rick Eldridge, Charlotte, NC
CEO/Producer, Reelworks Studios

David Weiss, Los Angeles, CA
Treasurer, Writers Guild of America
Screenwriter, The Smurfs, Shrek 2
Writer’s Guild of America West’s 2019 Animation Writers Caucus Animation Writing Award

Edgar Struble, Newhall, CA
Music Director, Composer, and Producer

Music Director: Academy of Country Music Awards, American Music Awards

Producer: Mickey Matson and the Copperhead Treasure, Pirate’s Code: The Adventures of Mickey Matson, God Bless the Broken Road
Composer: Your Big Break, Greed, Miss America Pageant,

Dick Rolfe, Grand Rapids, MI
Former CEO, The Dove Foundation

Steve Sammons, Salem, OR
Vice President, Marketing Communications
Corban University

Karl Koelling, Grand Rapids, MI
Founder & Owner, Taproot Pictures