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Board of Directors

President: Paul Witte (Maximum Outdoor Equipment)
Vice President: Trudy Swint (Retired Financial Advisor, Ameriprise Financial)
Treasurer: Cindy Hand (Catholic Credit Union)
Secretary: Susan Bowers (Media Partners, Inc.)


  • Bonnie Bing (Community Volunteer)
  • Emily Bonavia
  • Steve Butcher (Consolidated Holdings, Inc.)
  • Lynda Carrier-Metz (Restaurant Management Corporation)
  • Wade Davis (Koch Industries)
  • Jeff Deitchler (Prairie Fire Coffee Roasters)
  • Kyle Filiatreault (Abode Venue)
  • Stephanie Galichia
  • Ryan Gates (easyhome Franchising)
  • Ruthie Gillespie (Community Volunteer)
  • Floyd Gruver
  • Dick Honeyman (Hite, Fanning & Honeyman, L.L.P.)
  • Boyd Howard (Attorney at Law)
  • Nicole Howerton (Howerton + White Interactive)
  • Pam Irish (Past President) (House of Schwan)
  • April Johnson (Community Volunteer)
  • Ann Keefer (Wichita Festivals, Inc.)
  • Jim Siebert (Aperture Productions)
  • Kathy Siebert (KMS Consulting)
  • Marcie Zwygart (Copp Media)


The Filmmaker Advisory Board is comprised of alumni filmmakers who have brought their movies to the Tallgrass Film Festival. They offer programming suggestions, lead educational workshops and serve as ambassadors for TFA and Wichita throughout the world.