Brauninger is a retired journeyman stagehand. He has worked on numerous films, including All the President’s Men and The Exorcist, theatrical and concert productions as well as entertainment systems integration and development for organizations and venues including the Kennedy Center, Wolf Trap National Park for the Performing Arts, the National Theater Washington D.C., the Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum, the Rose Center for Earth and Space at the American Museum of Natural History and Walt Disney Imagineering R&D’s Advanced Technology Research group.
Amina Ahmad is a Senior Accountant at Sciarabba Walker & Co, LLP. She is a graduate of Samuel Curtis Johnson Graduate School of Management at Cornell University, and has taught at Ithaca College as a lecturer in the department of Accounting and Business Law. Amina is an avid photographer, and an enthusiast of offbeat movies and quirky cinema.
Gerald Beasley is the Carl A. Kroch University Librarian at Cornell University, Ithaca, New York. Prior to leading CUL, Beasley had leadership positions as Chief Librarian and Vice-Provost (Learning Services) at the University of Alberta, Edmonton (2013-17); University Librarian at Concordia University, Montreal (2008-13); Director, Avery Architectural and Fine Arts Library, Columbia University, New York City (2004-08); and Chief Librarian, Canadian Centre for Architecture, Montreal (1999-2004). He has an M.A. in English Language and Literature from Pembroke College, Oxford University, and an M.A. in Library Studies from University College, London.
Bruce is Director of External and Academic Events at NYU Shanghai. She served as Director of Communications for the Ivory-Billed Woodpecker Research Project, and as Director of Institutional Outreach for the Cornell Laboratory of Ornithology. Prior to her work at Cornell, Bruce was part of the executive team that launched the National Geographic Channel worldwide. Constance has worked in various capacities for independent film production companies in the US and Europe and is currently advisor to and screener for the New York WILD Film Festival.
Hale is currently a brand storyteller and marketing strategist at bgg CREATIVE, a full
service digital marketing agency. Hale recently relocated from the Capital Region, NY
where she served as Vice President of Marketing for the Southern Saratoga County
Chamber of Commerce. Her experience spans acquisitions, marketing and sales
management in the publishing and non-profit industries. Her passions include history,
storytelling and the movie genre. She is thrilled to contribute her expertise toward the
fulfillment of making the world aware of Ithaca’s place in cinema history. With a
dedication to community service, Nigar currently serves on the local Board of Public
Relations Society of America, the Southern Saratoga County Chamber Angels, Inc and as
Ambassador to the Tompkins County Chamber of Commerce.
Longoria is Events and Community Engagement Coordinator for Historic Ithaca, Tompkins County’s preservation organization. As Deputy Historian for the Village of Cayuga Heights, she teamed with colleagues on the award-winning Cayuga Heights History Project and helped launch the county-wide Names on the Land—Tompkins County initiative to collect and share place name histories that explore the region’s cultural geography.
Summers is a longtime radio broadcast journalist, university instructor and globe trekker. The vast majority of his experience, before calling Ithaca 'home', took place in Los Angeles where he has been a member of the Pacific Pioneer Broadcasters for several years. He's built, managed, owned and operated radio and TV stations in the U.S. and overseas, as well as either working on or running news networks. For more than 30 years of his extensive media career Summers was a radio and TV voice over actor for numerous national and regional ad campaigns with various brands, services and products. His wife Dana, who works with Hollywood film studios, and he, spent four years in the South Pacific living out their Polynesian dreams, operating radio and TV stations. Summers is currently employed by Cayuga Radio Group.
Bardaglio is president of Black Oak Wind Farm, LLC and Seneca Strategic Consulting, LLC. He was provost and vice president of academic affairs at Ithaca College, interim vice president and academic dean at Goucher College, and member of the history department. Bardaglio serves on numerous local boards and is a former board member of The History Center in Tompkins County.
Cody Danks Burke
Danks Burke is a senior investment officer at the Cornell University Investment Office where he manages the University’s endowment investments in real estate and natural resources. Prior to joining Cornell, Mr. Danks Burke was an associate at the New York City Investment Fund and special assistant to the president of the John D. & Catherine T. MacArthur Foundation. He also served as press secretary and later deputy chief of staff for Colorado Congressman David Skaggs and his successor Senator Mark Udall.