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DIFF Announces New Board Leadership

DIFF has named Michael Mayberry (right) as Chairman of the Board of Directors and J. Damany Daniel (left) as Vice Chairman of the Board. Mayberry succeeds outgoing Board Chairman Scott Eustace (center), who will remain on the Board, and Daniel succeeds Mayberry as Vice Chairman.

Mayberry is Creative Strategist for the Financial Services Division of Capital One in Plano, TX, where he helps develop internal messaging, content design, video production, and communications. He also spearheads the creative strategy for sponsored events such as SXSW, NADA, Dallas StartUp Week, Tech Week, and multiple DSO Events, such as Questlove’s Hip Hop Brunch.

An award-winning event producer, Daniel holds the title of Chief Imaginator for his Dallas-based company, The Event Nerd, which specializes in event strategy, technical design and production management. He also serves as a founding member of Dallas’ Mayor’s Star Council, a Trustee of the Deep Ellum Foundation, and as the District 6 Arts and Culture Commissioner for the City of Dallas.

Eustace is Chief of Staff, Consumer, Industrial, and Services, Americas for Oliver Wyman, a global leader in management consulting with offices in more than 70 cities across 30 countries. He led the DIFF Board of Directors as Chairman from June 2018 to January 2024, and has served on the DIFF Board since February 2017.

“DIFF is so grateful for the commitment of this team, which has been especially meaningful through the post-pandemic years,” said DIFF CEO Beth Wilbins. “Their support has been invaluable, and we’re fortunate to have their combined expertise as we expand the reach of our year-round programming and our signature event, the Dallas International Film Festival.”

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Now in its 18th year, the Dallas International Film Festival (DIFF) is the region’s most powerfully inclusive and equitable platform for diverse, emerging and underrepresented voices. Since its founding, DIFF has screened more than 2,500 widely diverse new films from 50 countries, provided more than $1.1 million in awards and hosted more than 100,000 filmgoers and filmmakers. The annual festival is presented by Dallas Film Society, Inc., a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization. www.dallasfilm.org