Leadership

Australia

Susan Warda

Susan Warda is team leader of the Sydney family law practice. Susan has particular expertise in family law matters that involve complex financial issues, including property settlements that incorporate family businesses, multiple assets and superannuation splitting. Susan is an accredited specialist in family law, and was named 2013 Woman Lawyer of the Year in Private

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United States

Steve Zuehlke

A 46-year motion picture theatre industry veteran, the last 32 of which being (and continues) with Cinemark Theatres, the 3rd largest exhibitor in both the US and globally. As Executive Vice-President of global theatre operations, assisted in the opening of each of Cinemark’s offices and initial theatres in Latin America, Japan, Taiwan, England and Canada.

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United Kingdom

Nick Shattock

Nick has worked with Variety GB for over 12 years. He was Tent 36 Chief Barker 2017. He has an ongoing role as a Tent 36 Crew member. He is Chair of the European Council. 2015-19 Nick was member of the Audit and Finance Committee, 2015 Chairman of the 6 VGB Regions, 2015-16 Chair of

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United States

Stan W. Reynolds

Stan W. began his professional career in insurance in 1996. He started in the underwriting training program at CIGNA Property & Casualty in Philadelphia, PA. Upon completing the one year program, Stan W. then went to work for CIGNA’s business development division as an internal marketing consultant working with McKinsey Consulting New York, NY. After

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Canada

Raffaele Papalia

Raffaele is the President of Les Cinemas Cine Entreprise which is Canada’s fourth largest motion picture exhibitor and Quebec’s third. It is not only a family business, but also has family values for both its employees (teammates) and especially its patrons (valued guests). Raffaele’s corporate culture has rewarded all his teammates with an instant gratification

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United States

Janelle Mitchell

Janelle Mitchell is an accomplished senior finance leader with a proven track record managing strategy and driving revenue growth for early stage startups as well as mature companies. Her experience spans both B-to-C and B-to-B businesses in media, advertising, retail, CPG, ecommerce and technology. A results-oriented leader with a strong operating and financial background, she

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United States

Belinda Judson

Variety Experience: Belinda is one of the co-founders for the National Capital Region Tent (11).  As such, she helped with all aspects of establishing the new tent including the appropriate paperwork, recruiting Barkers and volunteers, interacting with other tents for suggestions on bike sources and fundraising.  She worked with the other founders to establish relationships

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Canada & Great Britain

Barbie Hislop

Barbara Hislop (Barbie) worked at Canfor Corporation for 29 years including as senior Vice President. She was responsible for all the logging, lumber production in North America, marketing of lumber and panels throughout North America, Asia and Europe. Barbie was also President of a new applied North American software company for 4 years growing it

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Northern Ireland

Rachelle Gaskell

Rachelle has over 15 years of Charity Volunteering Experience with Variety – the Children’s Charity and numerous other children’s charities at a strategic level, as a fund-raiser and event organizer. Whilst Rachelle resides in Northern Ireland she is a Voluntary Board Director for Tent 41 Ireland in Southern Ireland. Rachelle in 2021 also returns to

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Australia

John Dennis

John has been a voluntary Board Director of Australian Charities and Foundations since 2001, with a strong Board corporate governance, fundraising and management background. VI Board member since 2019. Sits on the Legal & Governance and Fundraising Committees and VAP Regional Council. Chair of Variety Australia (representing seven Tents generating $22M of Revenue pre-COVID). VA

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Canada

Lisa Cefali

Lisa is a dynamic multilingual executive with 30 years of progressively responsible senior leadership experience in a variety of industry sectors including digital marketing, social media, e-business, telecommunications, agriculture, national retail and not-for-profit organizations. Lisa’s leadership roles include that of President/CEO, Director, Vice President and now Partner, in areas of Strategic Marketing and Business Development

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Canada

Howard Blank

Howard Blank has been a member of the gaming, media and entertainment industry for over 30 years. Howard is proud to give his time and talent at a number of not for profit events each year. To date, Howard has helped raise over $900,000,000 for organizations across Canada and in the USA. Howard currently serves

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United States

Nancy Klueter

Nancy started her career in entertainment by working at the local AMC movie theatre – selling popcorn, tickets and then managing the team. While attending college she moved with AMC Theatres to Los Angeles to help open the west coast office to work closely with movie studios. After 13 years at AMC, half on the

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