photo by MICHAEL CAMPBELL

Rancho Santa Fe Resident Joins Board of Directors

Rancho Santa Fe resident Vicky Carlson, President and CEO of LEAD San Diego, has joined the San Diego Film Foundation’s Board of Directors. Vicky will serve as the chief financial officer and secretary for the foundation. As the CFO of the San Diego Film Foundation Board, she will develop financial strategies and oversee fundraising efforts to support the San Diego Film Festival and future filmmaking efforts. “Vicky’s years of experience in business and management will contribute an important range of expertise to our board of directors,” said Dale Strack, President and CEO of the San Diego Film Foundation. “She will help us put the San Diego Film Festival on the map and promote our reputation as a film-friendly county.”

Vicky has served on the board of Voices for Children and on The Women’s Conference, serving at the pleasure of former First Lady of California Maria Shriver. She has been honored by the Greater San Diego Business Development Council and received the Athena Pinnacle Award from UC San Diego’s Rady School of Management.

The San Diego Film Foundation is an educational 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization that upholds the mission of supporting the art of independent filmmaking through the annual San Diego Film Festival and stimulating film-related events through the year. According to the foundation, the organization supports and assists student filmmaking programs in local schools, which helps support the development of the local filmmaking industry and, ultimately, the economic growth of San Diego.