SCMS ADVISORY BOARD
Please welcome the members of our new Advisory Board!
Long-time journalist who's worked for The Boston Globe, Hartford Courant, Chicago Tribune, various newspapers in Southern California and The Palm Beach Post. I've served in many capacities at the Post, including being the Deputy News Editor during the contentious 2000 Election fight; the Hurricane Editor on-site during the busy 2004 storm season, and Senior Editor during the Parkland school massacre. I've also led the digital transformation at the Post since 2009.
Doug is one of the Founding Partners of BrandStar and a 25-year veteran in the Branded Education and Content Marketing space. His concentration today as Chief Revenue Officer is to foster meaningful relationships and inspire divisional teams to grow revenue. Doug is also a co-founder of BrandStar Cares, a Corporate Social Responsibility initiative that supports local non-profits to positively impact people’s lives in the community.
With 40 years of experience, Bob Fulp has embraced and cultivated the evolution of the video production world. Working with major broadcast and cable networks, television stations and digital signage industries, he has produced and directed almost every genre of content. Currently serving as Operations Manager at the Seminole Tribe of Florida, Bob is responsible for managing and coordinating the technical operations, production design and projects for the Business Marketing divisions with the Seminole Media Productions department.
Aryeh Lehrer serves as Vice President of Talent Management & Acquisition and DEI&B at Comcast. In this role his organization is responsible for all strategy and execution of external recruitment efforts, internal talent management and development, DEI&B, and University Relations. He is an alumnus of Florida Atlantic University where he obtained his bachelor’s degree in Communications and Six Sigma Green Belt Certification, and is currently completing his MBA with a concentration in Organizational Leadership at Barry University in Miami Shores, FL. In additional to his seat on The FAU Alumni Board of Directors, he serves on the boards of the National Diversity Council and Emma Bowen Foundation. Aryeh resides locally in Boca Raton with his wife, Jessica, and two children, Brenner (8) and Bronx (3).
Jeremy Murphy is a top-selling author, screenwriter, journalist, commentator, speech writer, publicist, and founder of 360bespoke, a respected public relations firm based in New York. He has been profiled by numerous media platforms, including Disrupt, Park Magazine, Polo DeMarco, New York Lifestyles, Daily Front Row, WWD, Authority, and Resident.
Most recently, he published the critically-acclaimed humor book “Fuck Off, Chloe: Surviving the OMGs! and FMLs! in your Media Career” (SkyHorse Publishing), which was called “hilarious” by the New York Post. The Daily News raved, “Media mavens will love “F*ck Off, Chloe: Surviving the OMGs and FMLs in your Media Career,” while Radar wrote “(the book is) filled with witty and humorous prose that will no doubt leave you laughing out loud.”
Murphy is mostly known for founding 360bespoke, which handles clients in lifestyle, beauty, fashion, the arts, publishing, and entrepreneurs. Since its formation in 2016, he has successfully positioned the company as one of the industry’s most creative, innovative PR firms, handling media placements, content development, reputation management, and crisis communications.
Jyrece McClendon serves as Interim Dean of Academic Affairs at Palm Beach State College. Prior to this role, she served as Associate Dean of Academic Affairs overseeing Arts, Humanities, Communication, Social Sciences, Business, Education, and College Readiness as well as a fulltime faculty member. In addition to her teaching and administrative experience, she has served in various capacities in student services including residence life and judicial affairs. She finds joy and satisfaction in helping students identify their passions and establish a clear path for meeting both their personal and professional goals.
Chrissy Parente just completed her 10th season on the communications staff for the Florida Panthers, where she is currently Director of Corporate Communications. Beginning as an intern and growing into her position today, Chrissy is responsible for communications strategy, press releases, media relationship building, pitching off-ice initiatives and more for the Panthers and Sunrise Sports and Entertainment entities with a special focus on Corporate Communications, Concerts and Events and Community/Foundation.
Dr. Amoy Reid
Dean of the Communication Pathway and the Academic Dean for South Campus, Broward College
Dr. Amoy Reid currently serves as the dean of the Communication Pathway and the Academic Dean for South Campus. She works college-wide to facilitate the development and implementation of several high impact initiatives and sense of community cohesion among the Communication disciplines. Dr. Reid earned her master’s degree in Reading and her doctorate degree in Child and Youth Studies from Nova Southeastern University.
Ernesto Rimoch is a film director and producer, and movie theater owner.
In the early 80s, with his second short film BOCETO, he was accepted to Great Britain's National Film and Television School (Beaconsfield, UK). His NFTS graduation work MASK, was an adaptation of Julio Cortázar's novel "The Pursuer," based on Charlie Parker's life in Paris. This work was nominated in Britain for the Grierson Award (Today BAFTA Awards).
From 1982 to 1994 he lived in Paris, where he directed the documentaries COMO JULIO, MEXICO THE THREE EARTHQUAKES and LA LINEA.
Back in Mexico in the mid-90s, he produced and directed his first fiction feature, EL ANZUELO (1995), which won all three Jury Awards at the Guadalajara Film Festival (1996), as well as an Ariel Award (Mexican Oscar) for Best First Feature and a Silver Goddess Award (Mexican Press Awards) for Best Film. EL ANZUELO participated in many international festivals: Toronto, San Sebastian, AFI Fest Los Angeles (AFI), Mar del Plata, among others.
His second feature film, DEMASIADO AMOR (2001), also participated in many international festivals and was theatrically released in Mexico, Spain, France, Colombia and other countries.
From 2000 to 2004, he acted as president for the Mexican Association of Independent Producers (AMPI), as well as vice president for the Iberoamerican Federation of Film and Audiovisual Producers (FIPCA). During his tenure, he promoted the launch of what is today the Guadalajara Film Market (now in its 15th edition).
In 2005, he founded Living Room Theaters (LRT), which in 2006 opened the first all-digital theater in Portland, OR and one of just a handful in the country dedicated to digitally programming independent, art and foreign film titles. In 2010, LRT opened a second location in Boca Raton, FL on Florida Atlantic University’s campus and in 2020, a third location in downtown Indianapolis, IN, in a newly developed district called Bottleworks. LRT is currently working on expanding in a fourth location, in Miami’s Design District. Ernesto Rimoch is currently the film curator and main programmer for all LRT locations.
In the early days of LRT’s operation, digital projection was complicated and expensive. Seeing a need in the independent film community, LRT created a startup called Proludio to develop a digital playback solution that caters to art house and independent theaters. Today, Proludio’s system is used in over 40 theaters across the country, and Proludio’s services were recently used as the backbone for two film festivals: Heartland (Indianapolis) and Tall Grass (Wichita).
Don Silver is COO of BoardroomPR, a top-ten statewide digital Public Relations agency. Over the past four decades, he has also held several national and regional marketing and communication roles with companies such as Duracell USA, Forster Manufacturing and Park & Sun Sports. He is a native Floridian active in the community helping lead and guide a number of not-for-profits. He earned his B.B.A. in Marketing from Florida Atlantic University.
Emily Thompson is the News Director at WPBF 25 News, the Hearst-TV owned ABC station in West Palm Beach.
She joined the WPBF 25 News team in 1998 where she has been a News Producer, Executive Producer and Assistant News Director. Prior to moving to South Florida, Emily worked at WXIN, Fox 59 in Indianapolis.
Emily is originally from Indianapolis and earned her Bachelor of Arts degree in Telecommunications from Ball State University in Muncie, Indiana. She lives in Wellington with her fiancé, two teenagers and two rescue dogs.