RiverRun International Film Festival Names New Executive Director
RiverRun International Film Festival (RiverRun) has selected Rob Davis as Executive Director, following an executive search process led by Arts Consulting Group (ACG). He began his tenure on August 29, 2016.
Most recently, Mr. Davis held the position of Chief Development Officer at American Public Media’s Classical South Florida (CSF) network of public radio stations. He previously served the Fort Lauderdale Film Festival in various capacities, including Interim Executive Director. As the Director of the DeSantis Center for Motion Picture Industry Studies at Florida Atlantic University, Mr. Davis developed and taught motion picture industry studies at the graduate and undergraduate levels. He has published many articles and several book chapters on film topics and served as a panelist and speaker at film conferences in the United States and abroad, including New York University’s Alfred Hitchcock Centennial Conference and the American Cinema and Everyday Life Conference hosted by the University of London. Mr. Davis earned a master of business administration from Vanderbilt University, where he focused his studies on marketing for nonprofit organizations.
In making the announcement, RiverRun Board Chair Barry Maine said, “The search committee is very pleased with the outcome of our search. Rob Davis is an experienced leader who we believe will grow RiverRun into the festival we all want it to be.”
“The RiverRun International Film Festival has an outstanding reputation among the filmmaking community and as a significant cultural event in the South,” said Mr. Davis. “I look forward to joining the RiverRun team and working with staff, board members, volunteers, donors, and the community to build upon the Festival’s exemplary successes and advance its mission.”
“Congratulations to RiverRun on the appointment of Rob Davis as Executive Director,” said ACG Vice President Pamela A. Pantos. “Rob brings a wealth of experience in and knowledge of the film festival industry. He will be instrumental to RiverRun’s future success and will help the organization continue to develop in years to come.”