Eric Roth, exec director of the Visual Effects Society (VES) has pacted to stay on for at least three more years. The VES Board of Directors today announced the signing of a new contract that holds Roth responsible for running the day-to-day operations of the organization including strategic planning, fundraising, membership outreach and communications.
Roth joined VES a little more than a year ago and has already seen the 8-year-old organization experience significant growth. "We expect that the VES will more than double during the next three years in both its size and it’s influence within the entertainment industry," he comments. "Right now we’re in over a dozen countries worldwide and with the continuing advances in technology, we can become the international glue that connects all the worlds’ top visual effects artists to one another."
A veteran strategic management, communications and public affairs professional, Roth brings more than 15 years of experience to his position at VES. He also learned a lot about the non-profit sector during his tenure as exec director of L.A. Works, a volunteer action center in Los Angeles. In addition, Roth has been extensively involved in local politics, previously serving as chief of staff at Los Angeles City Hall and directing the Government Affairs Department for the Southern California Association of Governments.
The Visual Effects Society is a professional, honorary society dedicated to advancing the arts, sciences, and applications of visual effects, while improving the welfare of its members. Comprised of a diverse group of approximately 1,250 global members, the VES strives to enrich and educate its own members and members of the entertainment community at large through domestic and international events.