Chuck Elderd was appointed in 1989 by the Palm Beach County Board of County Commissioners to serve the community as Film Commissioner. During his tenure, the commercial production business has positively impacted the County's business tourism industry. He developed and implemented the One-Stop Permitting Process for productions and students with over 50 municipalities, taxing districts and governmental departments within PBC.
Deputy Film Commissioner & Director of Finance
Michelle is responsible for the operations and programs relating to tourism, including management and oversight of budgets, marketing, policies and procedures, production history, advertising, public speaking and recruiting. She also serves as executive producer for the Student Showcase of Films. She is a past president of Film Florida and has worked with State officials on legislative efforts in support of Florida filmmakers.
Director of Operations & Production
Christy oversees the One-Stop Permitting process, including maintaining and developing relationships with local municipalities, taxing districts and County contacts. She is co-editor of the Focus On Film newsletter and oversees leads that are processed through our office. She is also responsible for the analysis of the monthly, semi-annual and annual production activity reports.
Public Relations & New Media Strategist
Lauren is responsible for marketing Palm Beach County through the Tourism Branded Content Sponsorship Program and The Palm Beaches TV. She works with the Director of Development & Marketing to identify new programming that would attract and increase tourism, and uses her extensive PR background to raise local and national awareness about the initiatives of the FTC.
Locations & Creative Marketing Specialist
Kelly brings 25 years of filmmaking experience to the FTC and maintains the online locations database by finding and adding film-friendly locations for productions to consider as a backdrop. Additionally, she serves as the FTC's in-house art department and staff photographer. Kelly also manages the FTC's Facebook page.
Alberto Jordat Jr.
Senior Office Administrator
Alberto, who goes by the name AJ, provides professional and administrative support to promote the work of the Film Commissioner and Deputy Film Commissioner in facilitating the FTC’s programs. AJ manages the FTC's social media platforms, is proficient with Photoshop and is a regular contributor to our Focus on Film newsletter.