About the AFI National Council

As philanthropic leaders from across the country, AFI National Council members are nominated to serve as ambassadors for the American Film Institute and its national mandate. Members provide advice and counsel on the Institute's national goals, support its programs and connect AFI leadership with key advocates across the country.

CHAIR

Brad Anderson
Florida

VICE CHAIRS

Maureen Hackett
Texas

Steven Stodghill
Texas

FOUNDING MEMBERS

Wylie A. Aitken
California

Deborah Bridges
California/Kansas

Christy Scott Cashman
Massachusetts

Franci Neely Crane
Texas

Susan de Menil
New York

Moti Ferder
California

Elaine Harris
California/United Kingdom

Stephanie Hunt
Texas

Arlene Inch
California

Robert H. Kerrigan, Jr.
California

David R. Kiger
Texas

Lynn McBee
Texas

Elika Portnoy
Massachusetts/Florida

Caleb Reese
Arizona

Mike Ruffatto
Colorado/California

Jackie Miller Stewart
Texas

Mary Strauss
Missouri

Caspar von Winterfeldt
California/New York

Jenny West
Texas

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