Rancho Santa Fe resident joins San Diego Film Foundation’s board of directors


Vicky Carlson, president and CEO of LEAD San Diego, has joined the San Diego Film Foundation’s board of directors. The Film Foundation produces the annual San Diego Film Festival, which ran from Sept. 24-28.

Carlson, a Rancho Santa Fe resident, will serve as the chief financial officer and secretary for the Film Foundation. As the CFO, she will develop financial strategies and oversee fundraising efforts to support the San Diego Film Festival and future filmmaking efforts.

“Vicky’s years of experience in business and management will contribute an important range of expertise to our board of directors,” said Dale Strack, president and CEO of the San Diego Film Foundation. “She will help us put San Diego Film Festival on the map, and promote our reputation as a film-friendly county.”

After having served on LEAD’s board for six years, in 2010, Carlson was hired as president and CEO of the organization. LEAD San Diego, founded in 1983, provides balanced education and dialogue on issues of critical regional importance, helping a cross-section of community leaders become more informed, civically engaged and active participants in work that positively affects local communities. Previously, Carlson was president and owner of Office Pavilion San Diego, a Herman Miller furniture dealership.

She has served on the board of Voices for Children and on The Women’s Conference, serving at the pleasure of former first lady Maria Shriver. Carlson has been honored by the Greater San Diego Business Development Council and received the Athena Pinnacle Award from UC San Diego Rady School of Management.

She holds a bachelor of science degree in business administration from the University of Wyoming and completed the “Management Development for Entrepreneurs” program at Anderson School of Management at UCLA.

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