Jody Ann Lichtor, President of MN WIFT – Minnesota Women in Film & Television | Board of Directors, and has served on the board since 2008. She previously held two, two-year terms as Vice President and for seven years was Communications Chair, overseeing the monthly e-newsletter and e-blasts. Jody started in the performing arts as a ballet dancer at the age of four. An accumulation of varied experiences in graphic design, computer graphics, non-profit work and a desire to contribute to world beautification led her to film production.
Jody has worked for over twenty years as a Food and Prop stylist on various media including commercial, print, cable programming and web broadcast. Partial client list: Pepsi, Leinenkugel Brewing Company, Purina, Schwan’s, Johnsonville Brats, Buffalo Wild Wings, Jennie-O Turkey, Hormel and Bizarre Foods, Andrew Zimmern and Food Network’s Food 911 with Tyler Florence. She also has experience as a production coordinator/manager on commercials and high-end corporate communication, television series and mixed media.
Jody is also member of WWRC – Women Who Really Cook – an organization for women in the food industry as well as AICP – Association of Commercial Producers, PLACE - Projects Linking Art Community and Environment, and Aging But Dangerous.
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PLACE - Projects Linking Art, Community & Environment is a non-profit organization. Their mission is to create affordable living and working space for people of all income levels and backgrounds within sustainable, mixed-use, transit-oriented communities.
In 2009, PLACE developed WAV (Working Artists Ventura), the country’s first sustainable arts community, a mixed-income creative community in Ventura, CA that continues to thrive today.
“Currently, PLACE is working in St. Louis Park, MN creating a community unlike any in the world. Hundreds of mixed-income apartments will provide affordable live/work units for creatives, luxury housing, and permanent, supportive housing for lower-income families. Other amenities will include a boutique hotel and an urban forest that will provide crucial green space and stormwater management. Perhaps most significantly, PLACE’s patent-pending E-Generation technology will power the entire community with 100% renewable energy, significantly lowering utility bills and thus lowering impact on the surrounding environment. The entire project is positioned on the regional bike trail and future light rail line, making mass transit and car-free options available for all.”
As a long-time member of the PLACE team, Jody fills-in-the-blanks with whatever support the rest of the team needs, ranging from organizing filing systems and creating document templates to research and event planning. As two of core team members are attorneys, she also has the added skill of preparing legal files for court cases! Whatever her role, she is thrilled to be part of such a state-of-the-art, innovative, non-profit that benefits so many!
Jody serves on the Advisory Board for the women's group AGING BUT DANGEROUS that inspires, informs, empowers and challenges women over fifty to live an aging, but dangerous life. She is also member of their modeling squad, comprised of women age 50 – 83 ranging in various heights, shapes and sizes, who walk runway fashion shows benefiting charities.