Michael Cohen

Michael is one of the leaders of the Lathrop GPM Global Privacy, Cybersecurity & Data Protection Group with special expertise in intellectual property transactions and information technology law. He is the author of “A Legal Guide to Privacy and Data Security,” and other guides published by the State of Minnesota Department of Employment and Economic… Continue reading Michael Cohen

Lily Rains

Lily Rains is an Actor, Director, Teaching Artist, and Intimacy Coordinator in both film and theatre spaces. While most recognizable for her work on camera [ANIMAL KINGDOM (TNT), SUPER PUMPED (Showtime), ONE DAY AT A TIME (Netflix)], Lily most values the community building and mentorship in filmmaking, bringing her passion for creating brave, inclusive and… Continue reading Lily Rains

Julie Lynn York

Julie Lynn is an award-winning marketer and industry leader with 20+ years focused on brand-building, partnerships, alliances, integrated co-branded marketing programs, promotions, and exceptional consumer engagement. Her career has been spent in corporate (brand), nonprofit, and agency leadership roles pitching and selecting strategic partnership opportunities. As a TCFF Board Member, she brings a real-world understanding… Continue reading Julie Lynn York


Waris Syed’s dynamic vision is curated by his own unique identity coupled with entrepreneurial perseverance as it combines the mediums of sports, lifestyle and entertainment marketing. As Director of Sports & Lifestyle Marketing and Co-Founder of Warbux Sports & Entertainment, Waris is responsible for marketing, partnerships and public relations. Waris is regarded as an innovative… Continue reading WARIS SYED


Building genuine relationships is at the core of who I am. I’m proud to launch Collaborative By Design- growing brands, businesses, and movements. My partner, Genna Lasko, and I have a direct fundraising impact of $7.1 mil, and played key roles in securing millions more. We’ve produced events from intimate dinner up to festivals for… Continue reading DANIELLE PALMER


Jay is a CPA and Partner at Abdo Eick & Meyers. In his role as a Business Partner, he advises private companies while also overseeing the firm’s outsourced Business Advisory services. Jay remains committed to a core principle of his 25-year-plus practice to help his clients navigate bumps in the road: plan ahead for challenges… Continue reading JAY DUNPHY


Andrea is a passionate and creative marketing professional.  Andrea spent over 15 years at General Mills where she worked on brand promotions and entertainment partnerships, and now works at Universal Studios where she manages retail


Kathy brings a depth of entertainment and leadership experience to TCFF by drawing upon a career of promotional work for Disney, 20th Century Fox, Searchlight Pictures, Lucasfilm, Sony Pictures and AMC Networks. Kathy has seen the power of film at work through partner marketing as well as its ability to tell stories that shine a… Continue reading KATHY ROSEBERRY


Jen Meyer is a VP, Business Development Executive with Marsh Private Client Services.  As a contributing author and thought leader in the private client insurance industry, Jen designs complex personal insurance programs for successful individuals, business owners, and their families.  Working with the nation’s premier insurance carriers enable her to provide innovative and strategic solutions… Continue reading JEN MEYER


Steve is currently director of business development for BMO Harris Bank.  He specializes in commercial banking solutions for Minnesota-based companies.  Over his 25+ year banking career, Steve has developed a reputation as generous networker seeking to develop relationships and create value for everyone he works with.  Prior to joining the TCFF board in 2020, Steve… Continue reading STEVE STOUP


Beginning with his first high school job at the Showcase Cinema 5 in Brookings, SD, Jeff has been working and involved in the movie business for over 20 years. Prior to living in Minneapolis, Jeff worked for an independent film and music distributor in Los Angeles, CA. In 2007, Jeff and his Wife Kathleen moved… Continue reading JEFF HAYNE


Tracy Call is the Founder and CEO of Media Bridge Advertising®, a media buying, social, video production and creative agency founded on delivering maximum bang for the media buck. Since its founding in 2010, Media Bridge has grown to become the 10th-largest ad agency by revenue in Minneapolis. After building a successful media-buying career on… Continue reading TRACY CALL


Ra’eesa Motala has been an Associate with Lee & Associates since its launch in 2016. Under the mentorship of Chris Garcia, Ra’eesa specializes in industrial manufacturing, supply chain and technology. She represents her clients in lease negotiations, acquisitions, dispositions and development. Prior to Lee & Associates, Ra’eesa worked as a Business Manager with The Excelsior… Continue reading RA’EESA MOTALA