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.
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.
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.
Phyllis oversees operations for the Tourism Branded Content Sponsorship Program and The Palm Beaches TV channel. She is also co-editor of the Focus on Film newsletter. Phyllis assists the organization in fulfilling its mission to promote The Palm Beaches as a commercial production destination. She is also responsible for further developing and implementing a marketing strategy with a focus on tourism branding.
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.
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, 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.
Chris assists in issuing permits for commercial productions for film, television, media and still photography taking place within the County. He is a producer and writer for the FTC’s signature annual event, The Palm Beaches Student Showcase of Films and its related television content seen on Palm Beach County’s Channel 20. Chris is also a regular contributor to the Focus on Film newsletter.